This summery melancholic dance number serves as a marker for the heights that Slow Club‘s new album Complete Surrender will reach for as it’s released today on Wichita Recordings. “The Pieces” is a slickly produced mix of big drums, bright horns and ensemble vocals that bring to mind the niches carved by Jens Lekman and Arcade Fire. With hugely delivered choruses of “Lately, you’ve been stolen / Where’s my friend? / I miss her / No one told me you’d be disappearing / Now we’re all here, yeah we’re all here / Looking for the pieces,” this track should easily make its way onto your dance party playlists for the rest of the season. Don’t sleep on this one – Autumn will come too quickly.
By Dan Derks