Stranger Things/It/Weezer video star Finn Wolfhard announced that his new band, The Aubreys, have a new album finished and ready for release.
The group, a duo which consists of Wolfhard and drummer Malcolm Craig, first appeared on the soundtrack to the 2020 horror flick The Turning. Since then, they have released a handful of singles, an EP Soda & Pie, and a collaboration with Lunar Vacation on ‘No Offerings.’
On his official Instagram, Wolfhard gave a shout out to some of the most important contributors towards making the album a reality. “Thank you tacos, thank you cats, thank you Yoyo Ma’s cousin – see everybody outside again real soon,” he said.
The duo offered up the first taste of the LP earlier this year with the release of ‘Sand in My Bed,’ a jangle-pop number that celebrates summer love. Filled with circus Farfisa organ and rubbery guitars, ‘Sand in My Bed’ is a delightful little preview of things to come.
Wolfhard had previously released music with the Vancouver-based band Calpurnia. That act, whose discography contains one EP, 2018’s Scout, a small number of singles and boatload of covers, including Television’s ‘Marquee Moon’, New Order’s ‘Age of Consent’ and two, count ’em two, Weezer covers, ‘Say It Ain’t So’ and ‘El Scorcho’, disbanded at the tail end of 2019.
Wolfhard has mainly kept busy in his day job, and is slated to appear in three movies this year: the long-delayed Ghostbuster: Afterlife, whose release date has been set up and knocked back a number of times due to COVID; When You Finish Saving the World, the audiobook adaptation from Jesse Eisenberg; and the Guillermo del Toro-helmed stop motion musical adaptation of Pinocchio. Sadly Wolfhard will not be appearing as the titular block of wood, but as Lampwick, one of the boys Pinocchio befriends on the way to Pleasure Island.
The new Aubreys album doesn’t have a release date yet, so until then, check out ‘Sand in My Bed’ down below.