Veronica Falls blends bright, hazy on free song from debut

If there’s a Slumberland sound — and there is — Veronica Falls embodies it perfectly.

The indie label, founded in 1989 and now headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., has an affinity for jangly lo-fi pop bands who grew up listening to some weird mix of the Beach Boys and the Velvet Underground: bands like Black Tambourine and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

English foursome Veronica Falls is a natural fit, judging by “Come On Over.” The song, the title track from the band’s forthcoming debut, speeds up and slows down, mixing bright guitars with murky bass and boxy drums under ghostly layers of male-female vocals. If you like what you hear below, you can grab another song, “Right Side of My Brain,” here in exchange for your e-mail address.

“Come On Over” is due Sept. 20 on, of course, Slumberland.

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Come On Over by Veronica Falls

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