Illogistical Resource Dept. Image Cred: Muddy Paw PROut of San Francisco comes a fresh new rock band called Illogistical Resource Dept. Influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd and Rush, IRD is filled with darker sounding instrumentals and captivating vocals that demand your attention right from the start.

They’re releasing their second album, called Transmission Cinema through Aphagia Recordings. The album, according to vocalist and bassist Dan Menapace, is “an accomplishment between good friends… a collaboration of minds. Something to be proud of.” Transmission Cinema is set to drop on May 19th of this year.

But lucky for you, Music Unlabeled is giving you an exclusive first listen to of the first single, “Return of the Gargoyles.” You can find it at the bottom of the page.

“Return of the Gargoyles” is a spoken word track, backed up by guitar-driven, darker instrumentals. The lyrics and vocals grab your attention right off the bat, though the overall theme of the song might go above some listeners head at times. When asked about “Return of the Gargoyles,” Illogistical Resource Dept. went ahead and explained the theme and inspiration for the new song:

“Ever since we recorded ‘When Frogs Attack’ on our last album, we’ve have a slight obsession of creepy low budget 70’s films. ‘Return of the Gargoyles’ continues the tradition based on the 1972 movie Gargoyles.”

If you want to keep up with Illogistical Resource Dept., you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Special thanks to Muddy Paw PR for the images.