Naturally, he talked about the band’s upcoming release, Heretofore, a sort of stopgap recording between last year’s Gather, Form & Fly and a new album the band will begin recording in the fall. Due this summer, Heretofore is a six-song, 36-minute “mini-album,” with one song alone clocking in at 12 minutes. Westerlund said that song, an improvisation called Connor Pass, has become a favorite talking point for the band and emblematic of Megafaun’s off-the-cuff nature.
Alas, the new song Pitchfork premiered last week is not Connor Pass. It’s called Volunteers, twangy in nature and only a fourth of the length of Connor Pass.