Post-punk’d: Listen to ‘The Promise’ by INVSN, featuring Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén

Talk about a summer surprise – this one comes completely out of left-field. Dennis Lyxzén, best known for fanning the flames of discontent in Swedish hardcore legends Refused and smashing it up in The (International) Noise Conspiracy, is finally bringing his INVSN project Stateside. Formerly kicked around as the Lost Patrol Band and more recently Invasionen, it’s like Lyxzén climbed into the casket with for a few twirls around with Ian Curtis and came out with a rivetingly hypnotic synth bounce reminiscent of OMD and Siouxsie and the Banshees mixed with the cold industrial pitch of Joy Division. Check out “The Promise,” which just might add a fractured psyche to Bernard Sumner’s already broken leg.

The self-titled album will drop September 24, with a live date exactly one month later at Royale opening up for Minus the Bear. Earlier this year, the five-piece previewed the record with the very Sisters of Mercy sounding “Down in the Shadows,” sure to bring all the Goth kids coming to the yard, but it’s this this latest salvo that will draw the rest of us into the shade.

For an added look, here’s “Down In The Shadows,” with full INVSN tour dates after the jump.

Minus The Bear + INVSN fall tour
10/10/13 – Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater
10/11/13 – Milwaukee, WI at The Rave
10/12/13 – St Louis, MO at Plush
10/13/13 – Indianapolis, IN at Vogue
10/14/13 – Dekalb, IL at Otto’s
10/15/13 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
10/16/13 – Grand Rapids, MI at Intersection
10/17/13 – Chicago, IL at Metro
10/18/13 – Detroit, MI at Majestic
10/19/13 – Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre
10/20/13 – Toronto, ON at Opera House
10/22/13 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls
10/23/13 – New Haven, CT at Toad’s
10/24/13 – Boston, MA at Royale
10/25/13 – New York, NY at Best Buy
10/26/13 – Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory
10/27/13 – Baltimore, MD at Soundstage Live
10/28/13 – Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
10/29/13 – Richmond, VA at The National
10/30/13 – Asheville, NC at Orange Peel
11/1/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
11/2/13 – Orlando, FL at Beachum Theater
11/3/13 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade