Sammy the Seal

“I hope they bring my body back”

In music videos, vinyl on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 at 19:04

(If the video link is ever dead, at least the song is here.)

Song: Yulia
Artist: Wolf Parade
Album: Expo 86

Had no idea the lyrics were so linear (the video is quite faithful to the story of the song). It always felt sad, now it’s even sadder. In lesser hands this could be quite maudlin, but I’m always in awe of Dan’s ability to turn the seemingly trite into the earth-shaking (see “This Heart’s On Fire”). Would be neat to see this song in concert and see/hear him belt out “there’s nothing out here.” Oh well. It’s still ferocious.

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