Monday, December 1, 2008

34. Her Space Holiday - The Truth Hurts so this Should be Painless

Honestly, there really isn't much to this song. The stripped down musical arrangement serves only to enhance the real stars of the show, the lyrics and vocals of Marc Bianchi. The one man band incorporates lyrics from folk standard and one of my favorite songs of all time Which Side Are You On as he essentially delivers what amounts to a State of the Union address from the perspective of the kind hipster that has his own musical side project. As the song progresses it becomes what amounts to an indie rock campfire song... channeling Plastic Ono Band era John Lennon and White Stripes style minimalism. If nothing else, this track comes across as very fun in the process by daring you not to tap your foot and at least sing along. The album on which this track is featured "XOXO, Panda and the New Kid Revival," is filled with the same sort of sensible California-style pop which has managed to age remarkably well for me since the disc's release in October. So will this track change your life forever? Probably not... let's save that work for the Top 10. I can promise you though that you will have fun listening to it and with the addition of alcohol could very well have fun SINGING it in some group setting as your friends and acquaintances look at you like you are batshit insane.

Also, this song starts with a glockenspiel solo which I really enjoyed.

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