Massachusetts-centered indie post-hardcore trio Idle Pilot present musical expression in full force on their new tune “So-So Sam,” released through Head vs. Heart Records.

The band expertly mixes elements of Built to Spill’s melodic propensity with Slint’s calculated abrasiveness labeled a part of their pioneering “math rock” style. Idle Pilot delivers this engrossing sound in economical form, this new single lasting just over two minutes, which seems to fly by even faster, surely a result of the fun listening to it provides.

The band’s impending album Animals & People, on which “So-So Sam” will appear, is due out on Jan. 26.