Tom Waits has released the first two singles off his new album Bad as Me. Check them out after the jump and pre-order the new album!!

The gravel-voiced soulful anti-crooner (and So-Cal native – born in pomona) has returned with a full album of original music. There are few singers as cool as Waits, and he shows you exactly why in the first single and title track “Bad As Me”, check it out.

Bad As Me is Tom Waits’ first studio album of all new music in seven years. The first single second single “Back in the Crowd,” from the upcoming new album Bad As Me is now available at all the regular digital retail outlets. The new album Bad As Me is out October 24 and pre-orders are being taken at http://www.tomwaitsstore.com for the 16-song limited deluxe edition, the 13-song CD and vinyl.

Also, check out the second single “Back in the Crowd”

Waits’ press release describes the album: “This pivotal work refines the music that has come before and signals a new direction. Waits, in possibly the finest voice of his career, worked with a veteran team of gifted musicians and longtime co-writer/producer Kathleen Brennan. From the opening horn-fueled chug of “Chicago,” to the closing barroom chorale of “New Year’s Eve,” Bad As Me displays the full career range of Waits’ songwriting, from beautiful ballads like “Last Leaf,” to the avant cinematic soundscape of “Hell Broke Luce,” a battlefront dispatch. On tracks like “Talking at the Same Time,” Waits shows off a supple falsetto, while on blues burners like “Raised Right Men” and the gospel tinged “Satisfied” he spits, stutters and howls. Like a good boxer, these songs are lean and mean, with strong hooks and tight running times. A pervasive sense of players delighting in each other’s musical company brings a feeling of loose joy even to the album’s saddest songs.”

Bad As Me is available October 24th!

Bad As Me Tracklisting:

01. Chicago
02. Raised Right Men
03. Talking At The Same Time
04. Get Lost
05. Face To The Highway
06. Pay Me
07. Back In The Crowd
08. Bad As Me
09. Kiss Me
10. Satisfied
11. Last Leaf
12. Hell Broke Luce
13. New Year’s Eve

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