His Clancyness began as a solo project for A Classic Education frontman Jonathan Clancy, an outlet for some of his less-pop, low-fi musical excursions. Over time, however, it became his main concern and morphed into an actual band. That's apparent on His Clancyness' new album, Isolation Culture, which finds the group in full blossom. They made the LP at Portishead's Invada Studios with Matthew Johnson (Hookworms) and Stu Matthews (BEAK>, Anika, Portishead), and the dark vibe that that may conjure is definitely apparent here, but so is Clancy and the group's way with a chorus. If you dig Wolf Parade and Preoccupations, you will likely find much to like here.

The album, which includes single "Pale Fear," is out Friday, October 14 via Hand Drawn Dracula/Maple Death but you can stream the whole LP, which premieres in this post, below.