Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ask us where we've been

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Night Lights - The Mighty Narwhale

What's weird/cool about this song is that even while it asserts a sure sense of place, that place is sort of unspecific.
You can as easily imagine its bright and clamorous indie-pop orchestra and amiable coed vocals soundtracking timelapsed urban spy-cam footage as videoed suburban barbecues as carefully ordered stills of cornstalks poking their greeny heads from the dirt in some farmfield. Hey we're right here we're right here we're right here! these Michigan kids shout boisterous but also a little uncertain, like they're playing a game of hide-and-seek and are the reluctant moving targets. Or they want to root their own anxious souls and jittery hearts but don't know if they've found the right place yet.



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