The Vaccines are just under a month away from the release of their follow-up to 2012’s U.K. chart-topping Come of Age, and today the group shared the third single from the upcoming English Graffiti. The new track, “Minimal Affection,” is aptly named, as the squeaky synths and steady, earth-bound bass line convey distance with just a hint of detached warmth, and lyrics like “How am I supposed to hear you calling/ If I can’t hear a word you say?” drive this weird but groovy dichotomy home even further. Listen to “Minimal Affection” over at Stereogum, and look for English Graffiti on May 26 via Columbia.
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