Nothing suits summer better than a melancholic rock song, and today, Seattle-based alt-rock band Dismal Thinkings has gifted us with just that. In “Gone Away,” lyricist/guitarist Isaac Evans’ vocals are lackadaisical while simultaneously deep in thought, while Jacob Sloniker’s drums clash in the distance and Mylean Raeder’s bass lines hit right in the gut. “We think it encapsulates our journey both personally and musically in this period of our lives. It’s influenced by radical transition, the ache of change, and the excitement of new beginnings,” the band says about the song. With hints of The Districts, the heart-breaking track has some hardcore sensibilities while staying melodically driven and honestly, it’s just really, really pretty.
Dismal Thinkings’ upcoming album Blanket Fort is set to drop in July and will be followed by a west coast tour with Public Theatre.