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Beverly Are Wary of a ‘Crooked Cop’ on Lush New Song

Hear the lavish first single from the Brooklyn pair's forthcoming sophomore album

If Brooklyn dream-pop duo Beverly are great at one thing, it’s crafting aching, jingle-jangly tracks that could easily be placed on a mixtape for an unrequited crush. “Crooked Cop,” the first sampling of material from their in-the-works sophomore record, is no different.

Chiming in with a savory post-punk melody and easy mid-tempo rhythm, leader Drew Citron coos about a lover who, as the song’s title suggests, isn’t behaving how they should: “Every time I see you it still makes me sick with desire / But there are a few things that I just wouldn’t do for hire / And I tell you how I feel but I know you’re wearing a wire.”

“Sometimes it seems like cops can get away with anything,” Citron tells SPIN over email. “And that’s what it feels like to be led into the weeds by a crush. ‘Crooked Cop’ is about a deceitful relationship, and how hard it can be to get a handle on someone you love. It was a fun way to write a song that’s been written a million times — using cops.”

Listen to “Crooked Cop” below, and look for Beverly’s follow-up to last year’s Careers in Spring 2016. It’ll feature collaborators like producer Scott Rosenthal (The Beets, Crystal Stilts) and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s Kip Berman. Also, check out Beverly’s remaining European tour dates below.

Beverly U.K. tour dates:

November 14 – London, U.K. @ The End Festival @ Hornsey Town Hall
November 15 – London, U.K. @ The Lock Tavern Festival
November 17 – London, U.K. @ The Roundhouse
November 18 – Manchester, U.K. @ The Albert Hall
November 19 Newcastle, U.K. @ City Hall
November 20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowland

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