Thursday, December 30, 2010

in which the new pornographers sing a perfect driving song

so, when neko case isn't wowing us with her solo albums (the latest, middle cyclone, is beyond fabulous), she's the lead singer of the new pornographers. the band, which is made up of a bunch of people who also crank out quality solo albums, such as a.c. newman (whose cover of take on me is lovely), kathryn calder, dan bejar, and others, is ecclectic, poppy, and highly listenable. case in point: crash years. this song, which for some bizarre reason feels to me like it belongs in a john hughes movies, makes you want to whistle along with it. so, so fun. so, so easy to put on repeat. a most excellent song to crank up on loud and sing at the top of your lungs while driving. and those, friends, are the best sorts of songs.





the skirts go up
before the war
among the madding crowds
they're ruined like the rest of us ruined
rest of us ruined
you are a living doll
riding a circle tracks
behind the walls of clocks
and you ruined
like the rest of us ruined
rest of us ruined

traffic was slow for the crash years
there's no other show like it 'round here
as a rule
windows were rolled for the crash years
there's no other show like it 'round here
as a rule

light a candle's end
you are a light turned low
and like the rest of us
you got those old eternity blues
eternity blues
your fingers raised, you're looking for the word
what you want is accident
another drag
spectacular view
what you can lose

traffic was slow for the crash years
there's no other show like it 'round here
as a rule
windows were closed in the crash years
honey child you're not safe here
as a rule

traffic was slow for the crash years
there's no other show like it 'round here
as a rule
windows were rolled for the crash years
there's no other show like it 'round here
as a rule

the ruins were wild
the ruins were wild
tonight will be an open mic



(mp3) crash years by the new pornographers


and here they are on the jimmy fallen show:




buy together, the album crash years is off of, HERE.

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