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Last year saw the release of Squid's fantastic album O Monolith, and the British noisemakers are about to head out on a North American tour. They've also just released a new single, "Fugue (Bin Song)." The new song was recorded during the O Monolith sessions but didn't make the album. It's a fantastic song that has a little bit of Britpop mixed into their post punk and noise rock. "Fugue (Bin Song)" grooves even harder than it rocks, which is quite the feat. It's this delightfully odd mixture of Blur, The Hold Steady, The Dismemberment Plan, and Sonic Youth. Squid are masters of making music you don't know if you're supposed to stroke your chin to or dance up a storm, and this new song lands right in that space.
You can listen to "Fugue (Bin Song)" below. For more on Squid, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song, including a very romantic Valentine's Day show in Boston at The Paradise.