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Pearl and the Beard Pledge Their Devotion to ‘You’ on Fuzzy New Single

Pearl and the Beard, You

Brooklyn trio Pearl and the Beard have hefty expectations for their upcoming album, with press materials declaring 2015 to be “the year of Beast,” saying the LP will turn your fandom into “full-blown obsession.” Big talk, but first single “You” goes a long way towards backing it up. The track matches rattling Interpol guitars and bass with cascading National drums and tender Neko Case vocals, all given a fuzz-rock coating, and tied together with heartwarming lyrics (“C’mon, get it through your skull / That I want you and all of your flaws”) and a sugary-sweet “Oooh, it’s you” chorus. (Crap, Valentine’s Day is already barely a month away, isn’t it?)

The track is available for streaming below, as are the dates for Pearl and the Beard’s tour this month in support of Wild Child.

January 13 – Asheville, NC @ Mill Room
January 14 – Durham, NC / Motorco
January 15 – D.C. @ 9:30 Club
January 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
January 17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
January 21 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
January 22 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
January 23 – Burlington, VT @ HG Showcase
January 24 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
January 25 – Ithaca, NY @ The Dock
January 27 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott
January 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade – Headline show
January 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
January 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall