Song of the Day 7/7/08: Electric President - Monsters
Electric President's "Monsters" seems similar to many things and not quite identical to anything. You could call it a darker Postal Service, but that would ignore lines like "you've got no friends and you got no heartbeat / your insides are rotten now, so there's nothing to fix." This is dark and hazy and dreamy - if outer space weren't a soundless vacuum, the atmosphere might emit a hum close to this. And the monsters in this world, far from fleshy and frightening, are weak and formless: "your backbone is soft because you threw it away...stick your head in the ground / you might just dodge the guns." Spooky, in a very refreshing way.
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