The heady affects of a more sophisticated brand of psychotropics, or smart drugs, are clearly a primary inspiration Lower Dens’ new album Nootropics. And when you hear the way the background harmony collides with Hunter's grit-and-honey vocals and blends seamlessly with the trippy guitar lines on the not-so-subtly titled "Propagation," that influence rings true. This is some deeply-focused, under-the-influence opiate rock. Nootropics is out May 1st, but you can pre-order the gold-swirled limited-edition vinyl now.
Stream: Lower Dens, "Propagation"