In the three years since we dug Doug Keith‘s last record, The Lucky Ones, he’s been playing guitar and bass in Sharon Van Etten’s band, among other projects. Now comes word of not only a new solo LP from the NYC singer-songwriter, but a team-up with the pair’s mutual collaborator, J Mascis, as well. “Pure Gold in the 70’s” arrives on February 11th via Keith’s The Village Label. It’s our first taste of Pony, a 9-track album set for a new direction and inspired left turn to boot. Gone is the acoustic thrum and folk lean of earlier tendencies in place of spare synth, a pulsing bass part, and double-tracked lead vocals. It’s an intimate, stirring start that turns on a dime when Mascis cuts in with an epic guitar solo in tow. Hear it above.