Thanks for the tip about Harvard of the South – I’ve been hoping in vain for a new Longwave album since Secrets are Sinister came out (really a return to form for them…I love that album). I caught them on that tour a few times and they were fantastic. Hard to believe I found them through MTV2 Subterranean!
If you heard this out of context, would you even know it’s Taylor Swift? Honestly could be anyone.
Does this song remind anyone of Sugar Ray’s “Fly”? The verse is…pretty similar, with a more straight-up beat.
I love The Heinreich Manuever and Who Do You Think…but I do agree with you that they started heavily emphasizing Daniel’s lead guitar lines in each song, where certainly TOTBL didn’t really do that. But you could see that coming in Antics, with songs like Narc, and now that’s their signature sound. But to me, it was always about the bass/drums with the guitar as atmospherics.
Don’t Stop Believin’! But I’m pretty sure it’s a fade out. Otherwise iTunes would make everyone re-DL the song. Usually single-edits are released as a stand alone scenario.
I need a place to talk about Mew. My favorite song is A Dark Design. But man, all of their albums are insanely terrific.
You can buy the song on iTunes now – album version is only 4:22, so it doesn’t seem like there are any changes.
Off topic – how stoked are you for the new Mew album? And how bummered were you when you found out it wasn’t coming out until 2015!?!? I was both shocked and saddened. Happy they got their bassist back though.
Also – totally agree with you re: fade out. I don’t get it either…song would’ve been better served with a period, not an ellipses.
I thought this song sounded a lot like Next Exit in the beginning, but hey, going Interpolesque indie-rock was a nice surprise! I don’t think the riff is all that catchy, so I kinda wish they’d dropped it when the song kicked in and instead go straight driving powerchords, but that’s me.
Love the chorus – got that Interpol touch. It’s a nice pop-single for them; it won’t win them any new fans and I highly doubt they’re even trying to do that at this point.
One final aside – it’s hard not to wonder how Carlos D would’ve played this bassline…it seems a little too straight forward for an Interpol song, but perhaps that’s just the way it is these days.
My main problem with Lights (which I like) is that it doesn’t really “explode” when the band seems to think it does. I blame that on the mix – the drums are too far down in the mix and just aren’t very powerful, and that snare hit doesn’t thwack like it should. Thus, the song never takes off.