Without a recording contract at the outset (BRMC is now signed to RCA Records), the band dug into its own wallets to finance recording. Relentless touring during recording breaks reportedly took its toll on Jago, who quit the band and then returned.

With the album completed and the indie rock trio regrouped, BRMC is preparing to kick start another North American tour after warming up with festivals in Japan and England.

Howl, a title borrowed from beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s classic, marks BRMC’s third full-length effort, so it’s only fitting the tour in support kicks off in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall on September 12.

The 19-city tour also stops in Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles, where the outing wraps October 8 at the Henry Fonda Theatre.