By Staff; Photo by Colette Stern Asher on March 5, 2013
Back in 2009, Portland dance-punk outfit, Hockey, filled our eardrums with one hell of a catchy and contradictory chorus à la album opener, "Too Fake"—later sampled by Big Sean and Chiddy Bang—Look out! 'cause I'm just too fake for the world...Watch out! I've got too much soul for the world.
Four years later, Ben Grubin and Jerm Reynolds are months away from unleashing their highly anticipated follow-up record to Mind Chaos, titled Wyeth IS—available digitally, May 7, and physically on June 25—today, however, Hockey fans get to hear three-and-a-half minutes of the forthcoming album via new track, "Defeat on the Double Bass Line."
Click the song now, below, and hear for yourself that it's definitely too much soul that has always defined Hockey—anything but a lack of authenticity. Grubin's calming and resounding vocals are poignantly complemented by Reynolds' expressive basslines, as well as antique drum machines and keys. Okay, Hockey, we're ready for the next single now!