Last month, The Dear Hunter finally announced the long-awaited fourth entry in their beloved Act album series, a conceptual powerhouse of awe-inspiring songwriting and musicianship. Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise will be released on September 4 through the band's longtime label home of Equal Vision Records.

Following the incredible, return-to-form lead single in “A Night On The Town,” The Dear Hunter are currently streaming another beautiful cut from the forthcoming album with “Waves,” a track they've been playing during their live shows for some time now. However, contrary to the mostly acoustic, solo Crescenzo song it appears to be on tour, the studio version offers all the elements fans love about The Dear Hunter. It's a full-band affair, with their signature instrumentation and layered, harmonizing vocals that simply touch the soul with a sweet, comforting caress. Act IV is two for two thus far. You can stream “Waves” below.

Read more: The Dear Hunter release lyric video for “A Night On The Town”—watch

Touching on the themes of the new song, founder and frontman Casey Crescenzo shares with Billboard, “In relation to the story, the song reflects on a very specific moment in time — but beyond the concept, in relation to my life, this song embodies that blissful ignorance you need to navigate the throws of modern romance, keeping your sights set on bright futures, disregarding the choppy currents and squalls.”

Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise can be pre-ordered through the band's merch store. The Dear Hunter has a slew of international and North American tour dates lined up all through the fall. Those dates can be found below.

INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES 
Aug 19 – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia* 
Aug 20 – Vienna, Austria – B72 
Aug 21 – Munich, Germany – Strom* 
Aug 22 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival 
Aug 23 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9* 
Aug 24 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet* 
Aug 25 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow* 
Aug 27 – Brighton, United Kingdom – Concorde* 
Aug 28 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Bodega Social 
Aug 29 – Newcastle, United Kingdom – Think Tank? 
Aug 30 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – King Tuts 
Sep 1 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – Clwb Ifor Bach 
Sept 2 – Southampton, United Kingdom – Joiners 
Sep 3 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – The Rainbow Cellar 
Sep 4 – London, United Kingdom – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 
* – Supporting Manchester Orchestra 

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR DATES 
Sep 11 – Akron, OH – Musica^ 
Sep 12 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest 
Sep 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club^ 
Sep 15 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch^ 
Sep 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room^ 
Sep 18 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre^ 
Sep 19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre^ 
Sep 22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile^ 
Sep 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge^ 
Sep 25 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk^ 
Sep 26 – San Francisco, CA – Slim's^ 
Sep 27 – Fresno, CA – Strummer's^ 
Sep 29 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre^ 
Oct 1 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory^ 
Oct 2 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic^ 
Oct 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^ 
Oct 6 – Austin, TX – The Parish^ 
Oct 7 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill^ 
Oct 9 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In^ 
Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl^ 
Oct 11 – Newport, KY – Thompson Home^ 
Oct 13 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel^ 
Oct 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^ 
Oct 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony^ 
Oct 17 – Boston, MA – The Royale^ 
Oct 21 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza^ 
^ – Support from CHON & Gates