Matt Valentine – “Unity” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last we heard from Matt Valentine (of the Vermont experimental rock group MV + EE) under his own name was way back in 2011, when he released What I Became on Woodsist Records. Next week, Valentine will digitally release his new double LP Midden Mound, which will eventually be available on vinyl this June in a limited-edition run of 300 copies. Today, we’re premiering “Unity,” the opening song on the 11-track record. The song initiates with a slow strum that might introduce a Western, an ideal preemptive hint at the smokey psychedelia that later unfurls from its humble introductory notes. Listen to “Unity” and check out Valentine’s tour dates (including some shows with J Mascis) and the album’s track list below.

01 “Unity”
02 “Virtual”
03 “Near Yr Zone”
04 “Spirit”
05 “Freeware”
06 “Free Again”
07 “The Beater”
08 “Jeremiah Red”
09 “Now”
10 “Shine A Ton”
11 “Black Sun”

Midden Mound is out digitally 5/12 via Child Of Microtones. Limited edition vinyl is out at the end of June via Golden Lab Records, pre-order it here.