Last week we brought you the title track from Vinyl Thief‘s upcoming EP, Stop Motion, (thanks to Noisey) and today we have the entire thing for your listening pleasure (thanks to Paste). This long-awaited followup to 2012’s Rebel Hill is everything we hoped for and more. Channeling the same pop sensibilities, affinity for synthesizers, and eclectic indie rock foundation, Stop Motion is, unequivocally, Vinyl Thief’s strongest, most-focused, and best produced effort to date. Even the songs we’ve heard before (which, at this point, is most of them) sound the best they ever have, fully encapsulating what makes this band so special. If there was ever any doubt that 2014 would be Vinyl Thief’s biggest year yet, one listen to this EP should squash it.
Stop Motion doesn’t officially drop until Tuesday, Feb. 4, but it’s up for pre-order now on iTunes. Though Vinyl Thief don’t currently have any local dates planned, we expect something to be announced in the near future.