The ever-prolific John Darnielle has returned to remind us that he’s not just really good at Twitter–he’s absolutely the best at churning out song after gut-wrenching song. And now he’s dropped the first new track off his upcoming Transcendental Youth LP, due out this fall. Piercing religious lyrics tumble around with horns, upright bass, and Darnielle’s trademark scrappy guitar on this fantastic new cut.
Listen in below. Transcendental Youth will be released October 2 on Merge Records. You can pre-order it now–the first 1,000 orders will include a free 7″ of two non-album tracks.