I was obsessed with Total Slacker’s debut 2011 LP Thrashin. I thought it was the perfect modern musical indulgence for my ’90s obsession, and it made even more sense to me after I saw the fashion of the characters in the Richard Linklater film from which the band took its name. Last month, we premiered “Turn On The Lights,” the first single from Total Slacker’s upcoming third album Parallels. Today, the band shared “Olympus Hills,” which sounds more like the band’s second album, 2014’s Slip Away than the productively lazy lo-fi beauty that was Thrashin. It’s a fast-paced dream pop track with Tucker Rountree’s vocals more melodic than ever as he sings, “If you believe then you’ll see,” before being rounded out by jangly guitar solo courtesy of Sunflower Bean’s Nick Kivlen. Stream it below.
Parallels is out 8/19 on ONErpm/Verge Records. Pre-order it here.