—the duo of David von Mering and Carter Schultz—is a breath of fresh air mixing hip-hop with elements of indie-rock, reggae, rock and pop. The Massachusetts natives are preparing to release their self-titled sophomore record on January 21st. Following the success of their debut LP, The Bright Side
, Aer began working on their latest creation back in 2012. Although their first album was very fun and lighthearted, they wanted to add layers of mystery to the forthcoming. As a result, the duo has certainly taken an experimental approach on their new tracks, and the most recent single, "Spades, Clubs, Diamonds", which was set loose earlier this week, puts this transition on display.
You may notice there are only three card suits mentioned in the song's title. Von Mering commented on their disregard of hearts: "This is because life is a gamble of love
that everyone goes through." Listen to the new song below.
is due out January 21st. Pre-order it on iTunes