Mad Caddies return with their first full-length album in seven years with Dirty Rice, out May 13 on Fat Wreck Chords

The album opens with “Brand New Scar,” a punk-meets-ragtime song keyboardist Dustin Lanker tells us just proves that some things can only improve with time.

“This album was a long time coming, but that afforded us a lot of time to live with the songs and fine tune the arrangements.  This is one of the songs that benefited from it,” says Lanker, “We wanted it to be raucous, but not feel like just a smash-fest.  The dynamics became an important part of the arrangement, and highlight the irony of the story: along with the frustrated lashing out comes the introspection and doubt.”

Stream it below and tell us what you think: 

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The band will be hitting the road this spring and summer, hitting up cities they haven't played in years. Catch them at the following dates:

04/02/14 Reno, NV Knitting Factory w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/03/14 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/04/14 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/05/14 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/06/14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/08/14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/09/14 San Antonio, TX Korova w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
04/10/14 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock w/ Mrs. Skannotto
04/11/14 Austin, TX Red 7 w/ Mrs. Skannotto
04/12/14 El Paso, TX Ticky Falls w/ Mrs. Skannotto
04/13/14 Tempe , AZ Club Red w/ Mrs. Skannotto
05/07/14 Madison, WI The Frequency w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/08/14 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/09/14 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme w/ Mrs. Skannotto
05/10/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/11/14 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/13/14 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/14/14 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes w/ Mrs. Skannotto 
05/15/14 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother w/ Mrs. Skannotto
05/16/14 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre w/ Mrs. Skannotto

05/18/14 Toronto, ON Canada Lee's Palace 

07/17/14 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival 
07/19/14 Dortmund, Germany FZW
07/21/14 Bucharest, Romania Colectiv Club 
07/22/14 Göttingen, Germany Musa w/ Old Man Markley 
07/23/14 Aachen, Germany Musikbunker w/ Old Man Markley 
07/25/14 Bausendorf, Germany Riez Open Air 
07/26/14 Lindau, Germany Umsonst & Draussen 
07/28/14 Munich, Germany Backstage / Werk Free & Easy Festival