Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The gloves are off...and so are my pants! Because I want to dance!! I finally got around to picking up the Hot Chip Made In The Dark vinyl that Real Records ordered for me, and I'm thinking I waited waaay too long. This mofo is packed with the jams. I'd write a proper album review, but I'd end up writing too much and you'd probably lose quite a bit of interest. So instead, I'm just gonna drop this lovely little nug on y'all.
Kind of a poppy slow-grind type song (feels a little "Remix to Ignition"-y), "Wrestlers" rubs me in all the right spots.
For one, the song makes wrestling an analogy for love and, to be honest, this is how I've always felt about love: me vs. you, lots of pain, scissorholds, large hairy men in speedos, my head buried between a set of oiled up thighs....
Second of all, it starts off this amazing analogy with a string of wrestling references that would seem porno-worthy ("we'll tag team, double up, hit you in the sweet spot") if they weren't so preciously juxtaposed by singer Alexis Taylor's geekishly sweet vocals and bouncing melody.
Third of all, when Joe Goddard's vocals come in at about the 00:52 seconds mark, it's impossible not to think of Flight of the Conchords' Jermaine's breakdown at about the 2:18 mark in "Leggy Blonde," which basically sealed the deal for me.
Pick up your copy of Made In The Dark right meow.
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Wrestlers
Bonus: Leggy Blonde Video
Posted by kappy at 9:41 PM