Guster will release Easy Wonderful, its first album since 2006, on Aware/Universal Republic on October 5. The group will support the disc with a headlining tour through the fall. “At some points this recording process was neither Easy nor Wonderful for the Gusters, but we persevered and came out on top,” the band wrote in a statement. “Our new album is twelve songs deep, simultaneously adventurous pop and classic Guster. The ‘results are in the pudding’ — as it is said — we couldn’t be more proud of where we ended up. We’ve only played a few of them live, so go ahead and analyze the titles all you want, it won’t help. Yes, some long and awkward names in there. Yes, two more songs with the word ‘Jesus’ in them from a band of chosen ones.”

The album’s tracks include :“Architects & Engineers,” “Do You Love Me,” “On the Ocean,” “This Could All Be Yours,” “Stay with Me Jesus,” “Bad Bad World,” “This Is How It Feels to Have a Broken Heart,” “What You Call Love,” “That’s No Way to Get to Heaven,” “Jesus and Mary,” “Hercules” and “Do What You Want.”

Guster’s fall shows:

October 1 Nashville, TN—War Memorial Auditorium
October 2 Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore Charlotte
October 8 Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
October 9 Saint Louis, MO—The Pageant
October 10 Indianapolis, IN—Egyptian Room
October 12 Omaha, NE—Slowdown
October 13 Kansas City, MO—Beaumont Club
October 15 Madison, WI—Overture Center for the Arts – Capitol
October 16 Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 22 Philadelphia, PA—Electric Factory
October 23 Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall
October 25 Ithaca, NY—State Theatre
October 27 Portland, ME—State Theatre
October 28 Burlington, VT—Flynn Center
October 29 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
October 30 Providence, RI—Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel