Mild High Club – “Undeniable” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you haven’t heard the name Alexander Brettin aka Mild High Club before, you’ll be hearing it a lot soon. He’s toured with Wire, Mac DeMarco, Mikal Cronin, and Ariel Pink. The shaggy-haired Los Angeles transplant’s debut album, Timeline, will be released through a new offshoot of Stones Throw Records, Circle Star Records. While making the album, Brettin collaborated with Ariel Pink, and Pink’s influence is evident on Mild High Club’s first psychedelic single, “Undeniable.” It feels like a lost ’60s tune, each note sustained with a twirl of vibrato creating an elongated nonchalant West Coast vibe. Perhaps it’s the electronic organ, but the song has a pleasant, almost childlike simplicity. “Undeniable” manages to be upbeat despite its slow tempo. It’s sweet, in all senses of the word. Listen below.

Timeline tracklist:
01 “Club Intro”
02 “Windowpane”
03 “Note To Self”
04 “You And Me”
05 “Undeniable”
06 “Timeline”
07 “Rollercoaster Baby”
08 “Elegy”
09 “Weeping Willow”
10 “The Chat” (Feat. Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood)

Tour dates:
08/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising
08/25 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
08/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo #
08/27 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door #
08/28 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
08/31 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
09/01 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
09/02 Seattle, WA @ Highline
09/03 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 #
09/05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
09/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean #
09/18 Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
09/27 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
10/21 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10/22 Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
10/23 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
10/26 London, UK @ Old Blue Last
10/28 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
10/29 Amsterdam, NL @ Butcher’s Tears (Subbacultcha Night)
10/30 Berlin, DE @ ACUD
# with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Timeline will be released 9/18 via the new Stones Throw imprint Circle Star Records. Pre-order it at iTunes.