[Listen] The Vaccines Offer Up Laid-Back Summer Single "Melody Calling"
The Vaccines' sophomore album Come of Age was really that; the 2012 LP really showcased the maturing sound of the British rockers, them coming of age. Moving away from the youthful naivety of their debut album What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?, their second outing was grittier and generally louder. That's why this new track draws some curious looks. Not bad looks, mind you, just curious ones. Premiering on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, "Melody Calling" is less grimy and brash than anything we've heard from the band before. Recorded in Los Angeles, it's a carefree, summery jam, more emblematic of a day of surfing and smoking weed than rowdy mosh pits at a festival. Nonetheless, it's pretty good. Check it out below and let us know what you think of The Vaccines' new direction.