Sunbears! – “Now You’re Gone” (Stereogum Premiere)
When the Flaming Lips revealed the tracklist for their Sgt. Pepper’s tribute, one of the names you might have missed among all the Miley and Mascis and MGMT was Sunbears!, a sunshiney psych-pop act that feels like a space-age sequel to the shambolic visionary guitar-pop Lips of the mid-’90s. They’ve got their own album called Future Sounds on the way too, and “Now You’re Gone” is the lead single. The song shimmers as it speeds ahead like a bullet train to Wonderland, cascading harmonies telling a tale of heartbreak that still somehow feels uplifting. Maybe it’s the exclamation point? Hear for yourself below.
Future Sounds is out 11/11 on New Granada.