Post-punk band Ought have just announced that Sun Coming Down, the follow up to last year’s compelling album More Than Any Other Day, will be released on September 18th. Along with the news, a new single entitled “Beautiful Blue Sky” has also been released. Thankfully, the track still evokes the spastic, anxious sound but the calm, focused drum beat that ran rampant throughout the last album, and the lyrics/vocals of frontman Tim Darcy (formerly Tim Beeler) are just thoughtful and unapologetic as ever. I’m a huge fan of Ought and the quirky, yet powerful ways that they can command attention, and the new record should be a breathtaking continuation from where they left off.
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