I first discovered Nashville's Idle Bloom about a year ago when they came up to Boston to open up for Those Darlins on their farewell tour. At that point they only had a single and an EP to their name, and it looks as though they are about to release their first full album next month.
The first single from that album, "Hive," is yet another early contender for song of the year. It's a light and fun psych-pop (as they have dubbed their sound) song, but it's fast as hell. Usually when songs are this light and bouncy with dual female vocals, it's pretty soft and bubblegummy. "Hive" absolutely rocks with a ferocity that will shock you by how fun this song is. Despite being just over three minutes in length, "Hive" is an epic.
Idle Bloom's full length album, Little Deaths, will be out February 17. You can pre-order your copy at Bandcamp. For more info on Idle Bloom, check out their website and Facebook.