2013 is coming to a close, so it’s right around the time of year when singles coming out now will be for albums we won’t hear until 2014, and it’s been exciting to hear that new year in music forming as this one comes to a close. You might remember us premiering a single by Quilt back when 2013 was starting out, with hints that a new album was on the way, and now with “Arctic Shark,” we have the first single from that album. “Arctic Shark” is an even more refined piece of space-y folk than its predecessor. And despite a line like, “The arctic shark is living free in the coldest part of the Eastern Sea,” the track is as warm and relaxing as falling asleep in the sun. Listen below.
Held In Splendor is out 1/28 on Mexican Summer, who are celebrating their 5th anniversary this weekend.