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The follow-up to Riposte is due out in early 2013, which is unfortunately not what Buke & Gase were hoping for when Pitchfork posted the track "Hiccup" in May. But in an attempt to appease at least some of its fans, the duo is releasing a digital-only EP, Function Falls, on September 11 via Brassland. The opening track on the four-song EP and today's 12 O'Clock Track, "Misshaping Introduction," is more of a brooding yarn, with Dyer taking a sultry approach vocally and Sanchez gradually strengthening the song's underlying riff until it lets go into a descending melody. Granted, I still want the full-length sooner rather than later, but I do appreciate this kind of unexpected gift.