Tuesday, June 2, 2009

2000 : 03 "Letter From An Occupant " by The New Pornographers

What the last ten minutes have taught me
Bet the hand that your money's on

I hear this song and I want to explode. I want to dance, sing along at the top of my lungs, drive my car well above the speed limit, and scream into the air. I want to rock when I hear this song. This song makes me want to be: there is nothing more I can ask for.

The whole album Mass Romantic says one thing to me: "Let's Go!" The New Pornographers do an amazing thing: they reference a 60's British Pop/Rock style without ever being nostalgic. It has a kind of life and vitality that made that music work back then and now.

For the love of a god, you say
Not a letter from an occupant
The song
The song
The song has shaken me

Rich Thomas

Listen: The New Pornographers >> "Letter From An Occupant"

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