The third single off German band Xul Zolar‘s upcoming album, Heidelbach (March 17) is the tight, synthy darkness of “Tell Me”.

Out of the three tracks released so far, this happens to be the darkest (although the first single “Protocol” is certainly a close second on the hopeless meter). Light synth and guitar work float flawlessly along with with dreamily haunting vocals that move “Tell Me” along at a steady, if morose clip. Dripping with self-loathing is the bread-and-butter for acts such as The Cure and Interpol (you may have heard of them), but Xul Zolar manages to make this track sound like more than just another goth-pop retread. Give Xul Zolar a listen if you own a black parasol or (like me) may have eaten many lunch by yourself a lot growing up.