By Josiah HughesTo show their fans some appreciation, British indie pop group Wild Beasts have shared "Stray," a previously unreleased leftover from their 2011 full-length Smother.
The song is a dreamy slab of atmospheric indie pop, complete with gentle drum work, enveloping guitars and frontman Hayden Thorpe's inimitable vocals.
The band delivered the track with the following statement:
Thank you to all of you who came down & supported us at our recent run of shows where we played 'Smother' in full. We know that many of you couldn't make it, either because we didn't play close to your hometown (sorry!), or because of the limited ticket availability.
So as an end of year treat we'd like to share this unreleased track from the Smother album sessions called 'Stray'.
Thank you for all your support the past year & here's to a fantastic 2013 for all of us!