Austin six-piece Sweet Spirit, who include amongst their number members of no less than 12 bands, including lauded punks A Giant Dogs, have released a new single, ‘Behold’. It comes on the back of their signing to Merge Records, and the announcement that their third album is to be released later in the year.

If it’s driving, pulsating drums, icy cool synths and crunchy, wirey guitar figures you like then this is the song for you. Add in Sabrina Ellis’ startlingly beautiful vocals and it seems to us that its just about the song for everyone.

Of the song, Ellis says  “we wanted to sing about the difference between projected fantasy and lived reality, and the fact that within our bodies, chemically and emotionally, fantasy and reality feel the same. It is in the sadness and the longing of the chorus that we feel the chasm between the fantasy and the reality. In the verses, we are living in one while aware of the other. The chorus lets us get lost in the fantasy, and it is sad to come back down.”

Check out the track, here