MP3 At 3PM: Lemonade

With a name like Lemonade, it’s near impossible not to conjure images of summer at the mention of this band. But with the June 5 release of its latest album, Diver (True Panther), Lemonade aligns itself with a different musical style, one that’s remarkably cold, measured, insular. On “Neptune,” Lemonade explores this vast sonic world. A simple, almost-insubstantial melody provides the monotonic backbone for the song, while symphonic synths and sparse drum beats create an enchanting ebb and flow. Callan Clendenin’s glossy vocals swirl above the music, adding to the song’s ceaseless rhythm. Download “Neptune” below.

“Neptune” (download):