Whitney Pastorek
July 17, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

I promised I’d always be honest with you, Mixers, and I don’t intend to quit now: Gloriana’s cloyingly perky first single, “Wild at Heart,” makes me want to stab Care Bears.

So how surprised was I by this laid-back live version of “The Way It Goes,” a track off their upcoming Aug. 4 debut? Very. Decided it would be wrong not to share it with you. Also because I suspect no matter how many Care Bears have to die, this photogenic country foursome is on its way to next-big-thingism.

Recorded while on tour with Taylor Swift — that’s gotta be a coveted opening slot — this live cut is one of three bonus tracks listeners can find on the deluxe version of the self-titled album, available for pre-order on iTunes this coming Tuesday.

Give a listen below, check out the official video after the jump, and let us know in the comments: Should Little Big Town start watching their backs?

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‘New Moon’ soundtrack: Will Thom Yorke and Kings of Leon contribute? And who else should?

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