10 Years give fans a look at their analog-inspired cover for the forthcoming sixth studio album, ‘Minus the Machine,’ which will hit shelves a few weeks later than planned.

The Knoxville, Tenn., hard rock quartet have decided to release their latest effort on their own label, Palehorse Records, marking the first time the band has attempted an independent release since signing to Hollywood Records in 2005. “We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries,” says singer Jesse Hasek of the decision. “When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”

The band re-tweeted an image of the cover art for ‘Minus the Machine’ — the jacket prominently features an old-school reel-to-reel machine that bears the bands name on its display. With the revitalized interest in all things analog of late, perhaps the album’s title is as much about the recording methods as it is about cutting ties with the “machine” that is the record industry. The message also indicated that their album will be out July 31, as opposed to the initial July 17 release date.

After a few unaccompanied dates later this month, 10 years are taking their new material on the road with Fair to Midland and KYNG for the ‘Minus the Machine’ tour beginning June 27. “We live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves,” says Hasek. “What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want because they’ve been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career.”

10 Years Tour Dates:

05/19 — Maryland Heights, MO — Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre — Pointfest

05/21 — Denver, CO –  Summit Music Hall

05/22 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

05/23 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

05/25 — Abilene, TX — Lucky Mule Saloon

05/26 — Pryor, OK — Catch The Fever Festival Grounds — Rocklahoma

‘Minus the Machine’ Tour Dates with Fair to Midland and KYNG

06/27 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall

06/29 — Dallas, TX — Trees

06/30 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live

07/01 — Corpus Christi, TX — Brewster Ice House

07/03 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall

07/05 — Tallahassee, FL — Coliseum

07/06 — Knoxville, TN — The Valarium

07/07 — Chattanooga, TN — Track 29

07/08 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works

07/10 — Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live

07/11 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom

07/13 — Portland, ME — Asylum

07/14 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s Pub

07/15 — Bristol, CT — Bleachers

07/18 — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop

07/19 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s

07/20 — Cadott, WI — Rockfest

07/21 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge

07/22 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s