Sounds fantastic! I still want my Kickstarter money back though Deakin!
Icona Pop – I Love It
Wow, this premature evaluation leads off with an extended Tyson Chandler metaphor. Awesome; Jackwhiteesque. Hopefully the Walkmen don’t join their hometown Knicks, then. Can’t wait to spin this.
Probably inevitable, but all the same: why does this video need to exist? It’s not saying anything substantial about race, class, gender, et al. It does not—and in a sense cannot due to the limitations of a music video (albeit a ten-mute one)—say much beyond it’s pat conclusion of cyclical generational violence. All of these aforementioned themes (race, class, etc.) are treated in a grab-bag fashion and since the video’s raison d’être is to ostensibly promote the new Spiritualized single and therefore the new Spiritualized album, it’s probably not the video’s business to try and start a conversation about race, class, sexuality, et al, if it cannot lend weight to each theme within ten minutes and with no dialogue. What we’re left with is a well-made piece of entertainment that entertains off the back of, yeah, some pretty serious issues.