Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg has returned with Doris and the Daggers, his latest album as Spiral Stairs. The follow-up to 2009's The Real Feel LP arrives March 24 via Nine Mile / Domino. The 2015 passing of Kannberg's friend and collaborator Darius Minwalla — who drummed in Kannberg’s other band, Preston School of Industry, and contributed to The Real Feel — was a major source of inspiration for the new album, according to a press release. Kannberg recruited an all-star cast of guests to help with the send-off: National's Matt Berninger, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Justin Peroff, Shudder to Think's Adam Wade, and San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Kelley Stoltz.

Kannberg's first taste of the upcoming project — the video for single “Dance (Cry Wolf)" — features a special guest, as well. At first glance, the clip scans as simple — just some shots of Kannberg performing on a rudimentary computer and in the great outdoors — until you look a little closer and see that it's not Kannberg at all, but rather Jason Lytle (whose band, Grandaddy, also have a long-awaited album on the way). Spiral Stairs, you trickster! Watch below, and scroll down to view the track list.

Doris and the Daggers is out March 24 via Nine Mile / Domino. Pre-order it here.

 

SPIRAL STAIRS - DORIS AND THE DAGGERS TRACK LISTING
1. "Dance (Cry Wolf)"
2. "Emoshuns"
3. "Dundee Man"
4. "AWM"
5. "No Comparison"
6. "The Unconditional"
7. "Trams (Stole My Love)"
8. "Exiled Tonight"
9. "Angel Eyes"
10. "Doris and the Daggers"