Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald is certainly making the most of the Philadelphia pop-punk band’s temporary hiatus, with his second solo LP under the moniker Slaughter Beach, Dog arriving later this month and an exceptional new single — “Acolyte,” which Noisey called “pretty much the perfect love song” — out right now.

The album, Birdie, is scheduled for an October 27 release via Lame-O Records. “Acolyte” — a breezy tune highlighted by its lovely acoustic guitars and whistled melodies — is the closing track.