Boozoo Bajou starts off the new year armed with a brand-new album, set for release in early spring. This is the first proper full-length from the Nuremberg, Germany-based duo since 2005’s Dust My Broom, and the new offering is said to be inspired less by the Cajun sounds that have marked Florian Seyberth’s and Peter Heider’s earlier work and more by the acoustic musings of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. No doubt the two have thrown some electronic elements in among the singer-songwriter influences. We’ll see on March 3, when the album drops.

Meanwhile, the duo will make a few stops in the U.S. this month:

01/22 Santa Monica, CA – Zanzibar
01/23 San Francisco, CA – Poleng Lounge
01/24 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
01/26 New York, NY – Cielo