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.