Song of the Day 5/12/09: Starlight Mints - Zoomba
"Zoomba" is a rather silly song, but Starlight Mints manage to pull off a sort of half-step dance party by embracing that silliness, never attempting to launch themselves into a more serious mode. The "wah-wah-wahhhhhh" horns (you know, like when a contestant gets the wrong answer on a game show) subvert what would be laboriously slow tempo, instead turning it into joyous waltz with all the melancholy purged from it. "Put jelly on my toes so the most don't bite" - that's right, just cause life is slow doesn't mean you can't smile through it. Honestly, indie rock needs less seriousness and more more unashamed bullshitting, which is why I'm looking forward to their upcoming release, Change Remains.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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