Misery Signals have announced their first new album in five years. The record is titled Absent Light and is due out July 23, 2013. The band opted to self-release the album this time around, and raised money for recording via an Indiegogo campaign which more than doubled their requested $50,000 with a $104,060 raise.

After their label - Ferret Records was absorbed by a Warner Music Group in 2010, Misery Signals took a hiatus to pursue individual side projects with singer Karl Schubach focusing on metal outfit Solace, guitarist Ryan Morgan founding the hardcore/punk band Burning Empires and drummer Branden Morgan starting The Company We Keep. The band's last release was Controller in 2008.

The band has also announced some tour dates.

July 9, 2013New York, NYSantos Party House
July 10, 2013Boston, MAMiddle East
July 11, 2013Montreal, QCUnderworld
July 12, 2013Toronto, ONMod Club
July 13, 2013Guelph, ONClub Vinyl
July 14, 2013Hamilton, ONClub Absinthe
July 15, 2013St. Catharines, ONLevel 3
July 16, 2013London, ONRum Runners
July 17, 2013Chicago, ILReggies Rock Club
July 18, 2013Milwaukee, WIMiramar
July 19, 2013Burnsville, MNThe Garage
July 28, 2013Salt Lake City, UTThe All Stars Tour
July 30, 2013Phoenix, AZMartini Ranch
July 31, 2013San Diego, CAChe Cafe
August 1, 2013Anaheim, CAChain Reaction
August 2, 2013Camarillo, CARock City Studios
August 3, 2013Sacramento, CABoardwalk
August 4, 2013Portland, ORBranx
August 5, 2013Seattle, WAStudio Seven
August 6, 2013Vancouver, BCRoxy
August 7, 2013Kelowna, BCLevel (upstairs)
August 8, 2013Calgary, ABDickens Pub
August 9, 2013Edmonton, ABAvenue Theatre
August 11, 2013Regina, SKThe Exchange