Alternative-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket will release New Constellation, their sixth studio album – and first since 1997’s Coil – on September 17th on Abe’s Records. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to the album’s title cut, which rides a simple guitar and vocal melody adorned with chimes into a shimmering, devotional chorus that recalls the halcyon days of college rock sing-alongs.
“‘New Constellation’ was the very first new song written specifically for the band,” frontman Glen Phillips tells Rolling Stone. “After a decade in the folk/singer-songwriter world, it was exciting to write with the band in mind. I wanted to come up with material that would respect our origins but also respect everything we’d learned in the intervening years. The lyric veers from outer space to patron saints to depression to heroic gestures of love in a quick, three-minute pop song.”