Photo via Noisey

Photo via Noisey

Following a nearly two year hiatus, Brooklyn indie band The Drums made their triumphant return last month with “Magic Mountain,” and today they’re back with another new single called “I Can’t Pretend” off their forthcoming album, Encyclopedia.

It’s an epic cut powered by layered vocals and warm chords that feel like a gentle summer breeze, and the soft echoes of “I can’t pretend” serve as a commanding, mood-setting backdrop for the record. It’s feel-good and contemplative at once, and an indication that Encyclopedia, which arrives next month, should certainly be on your radar.

Stream “I Can’t Pretend” below, and stay tuned for more.

(Stereogum)