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Listen: Tom Vek’s new song “Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)”

on April 11, 2014, 12:15pm

Back in 2005, UK singer-songwriter Tom Vek had a sizable breakthrough with his debut album, We Have Sound, an exhilarating effort marked by warm pop hooks, infectious dance grooves, and ever-inquisitive experimentation. Rather than striking while the iron was hot, though, Vek waited six years before he released his follow-up, 2011’s equally exciting Leisure Seizure. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait nearly as long for album #3, as Vek has announced the release of Luck, due out June 9th via Moshi Moshi Records.

Our first taste of the 11-track effort comes with “Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)”. Here, Vek expands upon the harder-edged dance-rock of Leisure Seizure, making the combination of twitchy synths and jagged basslines feel all that more lively and accessible. Still, perhaps most alluring is Vek’s vocal presence: even as he rambles on about ramps and braces, his monotone, sing-talk style exudes an air of perpetual suave and grace.

Watch the accompanying lyric video below:

“Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)” is available now on iTunes.

Luck Tracklist:
01. How Am I Meant to Know
02. Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)
03. Broke
04. Pushing Your Luck
05. Ton of Bricks
06. Trying to Do Better
07. The Girl You Wouldn’t Leave For…
08. A Mistake
09. You’ll Stay
10. The Tongue Avoids the Teeth
11. Let’s Pray

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