Drinks is the new and somewhat unlikely combination of Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley aka White Fence. Their collaborative album Hermits On Holiday will be out mid-August, and we’ve already heard the jittery title track and seen its fuzzy, quirky video. Today they’ve shared another song, “Laying Down Rock,” and Presley handles vocals on this one. It’s got the same split-second ’60s rock affability, but driven with an urgency that borders on krautrock. Presley’s got a great voice, but I really miss the counterweight of Le Bon’s wispy sweetness. This also brings up the question: Who handles vocals for the majority of the album? Guess we’ll have to wait and see, but listen to “Laying Down Rock” for now.
Hermits On Holiday is out 8/14 on Heavenly Recordings.