|Meric Long and Logan Kroeber (Photo via Polyvinyl Records)
I interviewed Meric Long after their last album, No Color, in 2011, after seeing them at Terminal 5 with The New Pornographers, performing a larger-than-life opening set that exploded from the stage. He discussed how each of the four albums since the band's forming in 2006 had been quite a different experience, yet always focused on a percussion-centric sound. "Confidence" continues in that vein, with guitars strumming in a rhythmic way until the drums enter. Long's sweetly mellow voice is still front and center above the fray, even when it all lets loose. Stream the song below or on the label's SoundCloud page and check out the fun teaser video for the album.