Wavves told Noisey that their upcoming album, V, was motivated by the things that keep us all awake at night: “agoraphobia, sleepwalking, teeth grinding, time wasting, night terrors, toxic relationships, Web MD and f---ing up while trying to be better people.” That said, you wouldn’t readily know it by listening to the songs that have emerged from V thus far, as each is more resolute in its exuberant pop-punk mission than the last.

That much holds true for the newly minted “Pony,” too. Take a listen below:

Despite frontman Nathan Williams tirelessly singing about unrequited love and feelings of depression, boredom and insecurity, “Pony”’s central proclamation that “it gets better” is a pretty apt synopsis of the fervent, no-holds-barred sense of joy that lives between the song's guitar-shredding and infectious "woo-hoos."

“Pony” follows V’s “Flamezesz,” “Way Too Much,” “Heavy Metal Detox” and “My Head Hurts.” The album is due out Oct. 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros. following 2013’s Afraid of Heights.

Wavves’ current tour with Twin Peaks continues tomorrow (Sept. 24) in Milwaukee. The band has dates scheduled through next month, with the jaunt wrapping up on Oct. 11 in Houston. Check out a complete list of stops right here.

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