European Japandroids fans might recognize Be Forest from the Pesaro, Italy band’s stint opening for Vancouver’s nostalgic YOLO fist-pumpers. But as the new single “Colours” reveals, Be Forest doesn’t sound much like Japandroids. Rather, their take on pop-rock is as atmospheric as it is aerobic — sturdy backbeats laden with plentiful reverb, many layers of guitar tremolo, and ethereal coos. Fans of Stereolab, Broadcast, and Little Dragon will probably dig it. “Colours” is our first taste of Be Forest’s forthcoming album Earthbeat, and you can hear it below.
Earthbeat is out 2/4/2014 via We Were Never Being Boring.