POP ETC, the entity formerly known as the Morning Benders, ended a bit of a prolonged silence earlier this month, when they released the shimmering “Running In Circles,” our first taste of an unannounced new album. Another recent song they just re-upped to YouTube: “ís,” a soft and still little melodic meditation. On the track, the group pairs up with Yoko Kanno, a Japanese film-score composer best-known for her work in anime. It’s a lovely song, one that suggests the ingredient POP ETC were missing was help from the person who wrote the Cowboy Bebop score. Listen to the song below.
We still don’t know what’s up with a new POP ETC album, but you will know when we do.