The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night”

The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night”

Frantic samples and a persistent quarter note beat play underneath the main feature of this song: Samples of kids whispering and singing into tape recorders. All their words sound like confessions, without the guilt — one girl repeats “I wish I was a boy,” other voices promise torture, or utter curses. It reminds me of how much fun it was to record and playback sounds and voices with the old brown Fischer Price recorder. I’m guessing those recorders inspired a generation of sample musicians.

The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night”

(via The Fader)

The Way Out is out in 7/20 via Temporary Residence.

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