Aloha – “Signal Drift” (Stereogum Premiere)

Before today we hadn’t heard anything from Aloha in half a decade, but they’re back this year with their first album since 2010’s Home Acres. The band will revive their constantly evolving blend of indie-rock, jazz, and pop on Little Windows Cut Right Through, due out on Polyvinyl this May. Our first preview is opening track “Signal Drift,” a song as textured and melancholy as we’ve come to expect yet unlike anything in Aloha’s oeuvre. A contagious dance-rock pulse surges beneath Tony Cavallario’s Bono-reminiscent vocals, and there’s real beauty in the way the pitch-shifted melody squeals its way through the incessant shimmer. Listen below.

Little Windows Cut Right Through is out 5/6 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.

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