The album was released in both digital and physical formats on October 16, 2015. The album name and release date were announced on July 7, 2015 via a social media and the release of a new single, “You Got Spirit, Kid”, available to stream. A second single, “Here to Mars” was released on September 3, 2015. On August 6, 2015 a limited edition, deluxe box set was announced. This deluxe box set includes two CDs—the album and a disc of demo tracks—two hardcover books—one featuring album lyrics and artwork and another featuring a “behind-the-scenes look” of the album’s creative process—an in-studio DVD, and a clear 7-inch record of unreleased demo tracks. Purchasers also received an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band. The week of the release, the band streamed the entire album on the Pandora radio site.
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Color_Before_the_Sun