♫♪  Pill Wonder - “Mag & Kev & Rad”

Between press emails and music blog RSS feeds, nearly all of my new music discovery happens from someone else running the spotlight. So it’s great when those “I wonder what this band’s been up to?” inquiries pay off. Seattle’s Pill Wonder has been quiet since their wonderful 2010 release Jungle/Surf,” an eight-song safari of jangly, shade-searching pop songs with more than about 30 layers of shaking and thumping auxiliary percussion. Pill Wonder’s new track “Mag & Kev & Rad” doesn’t stray far from the formula. The guitar tones still bounce around a bed of driving drum sounds, only this time, much of the energy has been toned down to a Julian Lynch kind of wooziness, and the obtrusive, overblown vocals are entirely left out. Check it out below.

• Pill Wonder: http://pillwonder.bandcamp.com

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