Stream Little May For The Company (Stereogum Premiere)

Moody Sydney trio Little May recorded their new album For The Company in a converted nineteenth-century church in upstate New York. This feels totally appropriate — their music has a sense of drama to it, a stateliness and a dark romanticism befitting the echoey chambers of a place that looks like this. Their self-titled debut EP merged ghostly folk music with swelling pop arrangements, and with the help of the National’s Aaron Dessner — who both recorded and produced the new album and adds a healthy dose of indie rock to the proceedings — For The Company sounds even more expansive, while somehow less obvious in its emotional peaks and valleys. To put it simply, it’s lovely. We’ve already heard early singles “Home” and “Seven Hours,” and now you can stream the whole thing below ahead of its official release tomorrow.

Little May are in the midst of a not-so-little tour right about now. Check out some dates below.

10/08 Manchester, UK @ Gulliver’s
10/10 Glasgow, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/11 Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10/13 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
10/14 Paris, FR @ Pop Up du Label
10/15 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/16 Brussels, BE @ Botanique – Witloof Bar
10/17 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
10/18 Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
10/20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
10/26 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/27 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/29 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/30 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
11/02 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
12/28-01/01 Lorne, VIC, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival 2015
12/29-01/01 Marion Bay, SA, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival 2015
12/31-01/03 Byron Bay, NSW, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival 2015
01/08-01/10 Busseltown, WA, Australia @ Southbound Festival 2016

For The Company is out tomorrow on Capitol. Pre-order it here.