It’s a double pleasure to tell you The Never Years (aka Houston, Texas’ Jamie Long) posted a new five-song EP for free download via digital label BEKO. There’s also a new video for one of the tracks, “Honey Island”, which you can watch below. The video is described as a “tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau adventures”. There’s an 80s-electronic nostalgia to the bubbly synth of “Honey Island”. But it stays darkly passionate, never feeling kitsch. The vocals are stretched out beautifully across drum kit and drone guitar. You can follow The Never Years at facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.