Eight Bells have released a new song, “Torpid Dreamer,” as part of the Adult Swim Singles series.
Recorded a few months ago, the track balances satisfyingly crunchy riffage with ominous passages underscored by relentless drumbeats. The overall result is heavy, but accessible.
“This song is the first in a couple of years, and will be on the forthcoming album,” the Portland band said on Facebook. “No, we have not announced who is putting that out yet. Yet.” Eight Bells’ last record, Landless, was released in 2016.
Adult Swim, the adult-facing programming block of Cartoon Network that’s home to shows like Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers and The Eric Andre Show, has been hosting its Singles series for a few years now. As the series’ name suggests, Adult Swim releases a free single by an artist once a week. Musicians that have participated in the 2018-2019 edition so far include High on Fire, Robyn, Clams Casino and Autechre.
Listen to “Torpid Dreamer” here: