Melbourne’s Chook Race return with their second LP in as many years, Around the House, due on September 2 via Trouble in Mind. Easygoing indie pop jangle is their m.o., and it’s hard to avoid comparisons to a certain New Zealand label’s dominance in this arena, especially bringing to mind the Chills and the Bats. Around the House features the dueling vocal harmonies of guitarist Matthew Liveradis and drummer Carolyn Hawkins, each breaking out for their own solo vocal moments and holding their own successfully amidst the sparse instrumentation. It’s simple, well-crafted pop that alternates between sunny jangle and melancholia. Oh, and it's a total bonzer.

Stream the album in full below, check out their latest video, and catch them on the road around their appearance at Goner Fest 2016. You can get some of their previous efforts at Bandcamp.

Sept. 16 — Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory w/ Johnny III Band + Third Man DJs + K9 Sniffles
Sept. 19 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Clearance + Daymaker
Sept. 21 — Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog w/ Cheap Clone
Sept. 22 — Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 23 — Allston, MA @ Gross Outlet w/ Germ House
Sept. 24 — New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Hamish Kilgour
Sept. 25 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Rips
Sept. 26 — Baltimore, MD @ Wind-Up Space w/ TBA
Sept. 27 — Winston, MC @ Reanimator w/ TBA
Sept. 28 — Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Power
Sept. 29 —  Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest 13
Oct. 4 — New Orleans, LA @ Poor Boys w/ TBA
Oct. 5 — Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ TBA
Oct. 7 — Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room w/ TBA
Oct. 8 — El Centro, CA @ Strangers West w/ TBA
Oct. 9 — Los Angeles, CA @ Ham and Eggs w/ Matt Kivel
Oct. 10 — San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Terry Malts + Lovebirds
Oct. 12 — Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Zebra Hunt
Oct. 13 —  Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar w/ Alto!
Oct. 14 — Caldwell, ID @ The Manor w/ TBA
Oct. 15 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records w/ TBA
Oct. 17 —  Lawrence, KS @ Eighth Street Tap Room w/ the Whiffs
Oct. 18 — Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ Real Numbers
Oct. 19 — Milwaukee, WI @ Company Brewing w/ TBA
Oct. 20 — Hammond, IN @ Hubbard’s Hangout w/ the Pornography Glows