Released today, on the 50th birthday of Martin Phillipps, the primary songwriter for The Chills, "Molten Gold" is the first new song from the New Zealand band since 1996. And what a song it is. It could easily fit into the band's fine compilation Heavenly Pop Hits (which is an album that I regularly play). For those inclined to augment their summer playlist, it is available at iTunes, and probably other digital outlets.
The song is released by UK label Fire Records, which has announced that it will be doing more work with The Chills. For us indie pop fans, this is good news indeed.