Today, Pitchfork premiered the first single from New Madrid's upcoming Normaltown Records debut, which is called Sunswimmer and is out Feb. 25, 2014. The writer of the blurb, UGA grad Ian Cohen—P4K's designated "Athens guy"—also couldn't resist throwing an R.E.M. mention in there, which, yeah. (In case you're wondering, New Madrid sounds abso-fucking-lutely nothing like R.E.M.)
Stream "Manners" below:
Judging by the tune, compared to last year's Yardboat, the local roots-rockers are going full-throttle on the new record—unsurprising, perhaps, since David Barbe, a longtime supporter of the group known for his work with genre-formative pop-punk bands Mercyland and Sugar, recorded the album over at Chase Park Transduction.