The Features have a fever, and the only prescription is…
“I’m having trouble standing still,” The Features’ Matt Pelham sings on “This Disorder,” and we feel the same way after hearing the track’s twitchy bass line. The track only gets dancier as it builds up to a spiky chorus — though it never bursts into full indie-disco mode. Despite the song’s still-ill lyrics, the band knows laughter is the best medicine: “Ring the bell!” Pelham yelps before bookending a guitar solo with chimes.
Listen to The Features’ “This Disorder” after the jump.
Sounds like the cat-loving band could use more cowbell, but luckily their condition’s not exactly life-threatening. “When we started recording the last record two people in the band — and the producer and engineer — had recently gotten smartphones,” drummer Rollum Haas told Rolling Stone. “This fact may or may not have inspired the lyrics to this song.” The Features’ self-titled new album is due May 14, making for their fifth full-length and first since 2011’s Wilderness. Here’s hoping they stay healthy enough for another five.
+ Listen to The Features’ “This Disorder.”
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