Melkbelly announce second album with raucous single, “LCR”

    ‘Pith’ is due out in April.

    Melkbelly drop new song LCR
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    Chicago rock outfit Melkbelly have shared “LCR,” the first single off their forthcoming sophomore album Pith.

    A blend between noise rock and pop, “LCR” dropped alongside a trippy animated video directed by Qianwen Yu. The clip follows the adventures of a girl who drives a blue convertible through a forest that eventually catches on fire. “The second time I’ll hear completely / Faces are reading as bleak / Surf some sand out of the city,” frontwoman Mirana Winters sings over buzzing guitar riffs and frantic drums.

    Pith is due out April 3 via Wax Nine/Carpark Records. The album mourns the loss of a close friend, Winters said in a press statement. “Revisiting emotionally challenging moments or significant social interactions helps shed light on confusing feelings for me. Lyrically, grief gave way to considering life,” she said.

    While you wait for Pith to drop, check out the video for “LCR” below: