Friday, February 10, 2012

Mimas - Lifejackets [2011]

For Fans Of: Tangled Hair, Colour, Rooftops, This Town Needs Guns
Genres: Math Rock, Indie, Post-rock
Spotify: You betcha

Here's a foursome from Denmark, and their second full-length. Lifejackets hooks you right from the beginning with catchy harmonies and handclaps and horns. It is unique in its ability to span a huge range: acoustic/folksy parts accompanied with warm vocals, some post-rock/instrumental elements, and fast guitar/thumping drum parts. There are songs about mustache appreciation, songs about having the "manflu", and songs about shitty relationships. In fact most of the lyrics are pretty quirky/witty, which makes it even more fun to listen to. Here's a sample from the fourth track, "Sodapop Stalkers":

"The state stated that they will start stopping stalkers, stalking girls standing at stands asking for still-water after having spent all their cheddar on teeth-jobs and diet-soda.

Sodapop stalkers.

After having stopped five of these stalkers and spitting in a dollar-bill per minute per person, they stopped giving a flying fuck about those fuckers."

I'm not entirely sure how he manages to sing all of that so fast and not mess up.

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