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+/- (Plus/Minus) announce Jumping The Tracks, share new song “Young Once”

on December 06, 2013, 12:32pm


On February 4th, indie vets +/- (or, Plus/Minus) will return with Jumping The Tracks, their first new full-length in five years. The forthcoming LP follows 2008’s Xs on Your Eyes (2010’s Pulled Punches was technically a compilation of unreleased material) and finds the three-piece of James Baluyut, Chris Deaner, and Patrick Ramos trading in the light indie-pop sound of their past records for something decidedly more full-bodied and richly-textured.

Case in point: lead single “Young Once”, a masterfully coherent and punchy track built with a number of moving, but seemingly disparate parts. A stone-cold weaving guitar, ominous and forlorn vocals, and the continuous tumbling of percussion somehow combine to form a sound so much bigger than their individual contributions, a convincing and gripping piece of brooding work. Listen in below (via Stereogum).

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