Sammy the Seal

“Everything you say has water under it”

In vinyl on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 at 18:04


Song: Brainy
Artist: The National
Album: Boxer

I so love that chiming, what is it, C? I used to have a great ear for notes, just like I too used to read the American dictionary. That note is so insistent, like it’s trying to win you over. And those anxious, skittering drums. I think the percussion makes the song as much as anything, even the voice. Without it, it’d likely be just another pretty song. Which is not a knock at all. Despite a tone with some weight, it’s a tight, efficient song.

Anyway, here’s to the timekeepers.

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