Leapling – “Alabaster Snow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Leapling is named as such because frontman Dan Arnes was born on a Leap Day and, since they only come around once every four years, the Brooklyn band has decided now would be an opportune time to announce their next record, Suspended Animation. It’s a quick follow-up from the band’s debut, Vacant Page — which was released last year — but that one was long-gestating (the band was formed in 2012), and Arnes wrote the album before Leapling’s debut was even released. For Suspended Animation, the band slimmed down to a three-piece and added a new drummer, and the lax nature of Vacant Page has been amped up to more wistful ruminations. “Alabaster Snow,” the record’s first single, serves as an introduction to a more pointed Leapling. Arnes finds himself feeling defective and worn down, trying to pick up the pieces and figure out where to go: “Alabaster snow/ I don’t know what to do,” he intones in the chorus. “Tie me in a bow, or fix me up with glue/ I’m broken just like you.” Listen below.

Tour Dates (w/ Very Fresh):
03/10 Philadelphia, PA
03/11 Richmond, VA @ Good Day RVA
03/12 Atlanta, GA
03/13 Tallahassee, FL @ The Mansion
03/14 New Orleans, LA
03/15 Houston, TX @ Big Top
03/16-19 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 Nashville, TN @ Drk Mttr
03/22 Chapel Hill, NC
03/23 Washington, DC @ Bathtub Republic
03/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades

Suspended Animation is out 6/10 via Exploding In Sound. Pre-order it here.

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