Thursday, December 13, 2012

Song of the Day - 759

Today's song is...

Call You Mom

Oh damn, this is a good song. I know I shouldn't be surprised. I am rarely disappointed by anything these guys do. But I think, after Join Us so totally exceeded all my expectations, I set my bar lower because I thought I couldn't possibly love this new album as much as I did that one. So I was just a little stunned by how instantly I loved this track. I clearly have an affinity for songs with big bangy piano chords and this song has them in spades.

Actually, to be honest, the lyrics here are almost incidental to my enjoyment. They are fun, a little creepy and exactly the sort of nonsense I expect from Mr. Linnell. There are some wonderful little turns of phrase. "I'm gonna dress her in a sailor suit./That would look very cute" is a particular favorite. But what really struck me is the instrumental track. So explosive and lively and insanely catchy. And those piano chords! Bam, bam, bam, bam. Squeeeee!! Once the sax comes in I am transported to a different place and the lyrics don't matter anymore because the music is SO good. And dear god, the drums. I am warning you all now, please prepare yourselves for more of my extended soliloquies on the brilliance of Marty's drumming. Hell, I even love the guitar line and I so rarely get excited about a guitar part.

That point about half way through the song, when the notes ascend and it sounds like the song might be ending? And then the piano explodes back in and the music swells and I can't help but do a little shimmy shake and some air chords. Right at that point the instrumentation is so good I can barely contain my glee. And if I close my eyes, I can see Linnell banging on the keyboard with determination, and Marty attacking the drum kit, and Flans and the Dans rocking out while Stan leans back into those sax notes. The song is tailor made for show stopping live performance and I desperately hope I don't have to wait too long to experience it. Until then I will let this tune be the jam I need everyday to get me through the last 10 days of retail at Christmas.

So excited for this new album now I could pop!

1 comment:

  1. It's SO awesome, I agree that I never expect to be blown away anymore. I've heard so much great stuff that the next album can't possibly impress me more, right? Wrong, apparently!