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).