reunited in 2008 and 2009 for a reunion tour -- nearly 20 years after the Glasgow indie-pop band broke up -- and in September, the Vaselines are releasing a new album, of all things. (On Sub Pop, of course.) The title track from that new record, the appropriately-lewd-for-the-Vaselines "Sex With An X," is available today for free download
-- and we highly recommend you snatch this one up. Also out today is a video of Francis and Eugene explaining the inspiration for the song in their adorable Scottish accents. (Hint: the songs is about "temptation," Eugene says. Who'd have guessed?) Check out the video and the song after the jump.
Band reunions yield the weirdest things. It was surprising enough that
"Sex with an X" is a rollicking, melodic piece of indie-folk that strongly recalls the cute, catchy stuff of the band's initial two-year run. It's another example of the peculiar talent that Glaswegian bands have for understated merseybeat-supported sex-obsessed twee-pop. Vaselines will play the Great American Music Hall
on October 20.