Ex-Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg recorded his superb Hebronix debut album Unreal with producer Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux aka Howling Hex. Now the pair is continuing and deepening its fruitful partnership with a new collaborative 7-inch called Heb-Hex. Our first taste from the record is “Bad Days” — not a Flaming Lips cover, although I’d love to hear Blumberg’s take on that song too. This one trades the dreamy sprawl of album tracks “Unreal” and “Viral” for a compact, strummy approach. It’s further evidence that Blumberg is one of the best young melody writers around, and it makes me hope these guys keep working together for the foreseeable future. Watch the video, which stars a bunch of action figures and cardboard cutouts, below.
The Heb-Hex 7-inch is out 11/25 via ATP Recordings.