Berlin-based indie group Riches of the Poor drop their debut album The Long Way Down via German label Crocodile Tears Records, this coming June. They’ve released an atmospheric one-shot video for Morning After from the LP, which you can check out below.

The band name hints at a love of The Smiths, and you can pick up their influence in the guitar melody especially. But the vocals, while carrying a mournful edge, are far from maudlin. There’s a spiky edge to the track as well, and shades of post-rock and shoegaze, but the song has a robust and open sound – inviting and inventive – that is sure to captivate the listener.

The Long Way Down is due for release on the in June. Be sure to check out the group on Facebook and Instagram for news about the album release and upcoming Berlin gig.

Photo by Luciana Damiao