I Got That Grape Kool Aid Filled Swimming Pool
I’ve always really liked Simian Mobile Disco, the production and remix team, which I guess you could call a band. They formed from the ashes of Simian and the members consist of James Ford and Jas Shaw. Their music is electronic based but always original and most of the time, a little out there. ‘Audacity of Huge’ is a track off of their latest studio release, ‘Temporary Pleasure’. I didn’t think I liked it at first but I actually really do, it’s just so damn catchy.
The sequencers bubble like hot water, releasing up and down bleeps that get your head bopping in almost no time. Then comes some strangely auto tuned voice that is reminiscent of a robotic dog barking. The chorus sounds like a trippy group of Gregorian Monks. It’s just a twitching, funky, electronic piece of production with nonsensical lyrics about about having everything audacious, (Damien Hirst phones, Roomba robots, Joey Ramone and Peter Tosh style, autographed books by Joyce, apartments in Dubai), yet he doesn’t have ‘you’, the girl. Best part of the track is the vocals, they’re youthful and sleek, and sung by Chris Keating of Yeasayer. And that guy has some of the best vocals around. And what I love is that we hear them in a totally different setting than the soft sound of Yeasayer. Here it’s electronic, upbeat, fast and with attitude though still retaining his nostalgic, yearning feel.