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This may be the greatest song ever recorded (at least for today).
It's called "off Road" - you can find it and mildly odder tracks on United Future Organization's self titled 1994 album at a significantly more listenable sample rate.
This may be the greatest song ever (at least for today).
Seriously, there is nothing wrong with what April Smith and the Great Picture Show do on this thing. You know when you get an earworm, and no matter how much you normally dig it, you really want it to go away?
That does not apply to "Colors." It gets stuck in my head, and I'm okay with it; it makes my day better.
I love the old-timey style, the accordion, the strangely makeshift sounding percussion, and even kazoo.
On their album Songs For A Sinking Ship, it's easy to see how they can cite The Beatles, Queen, Edgar Allen Poe and Wes Andersen as influences: there's a darkness in their wit, and cleverness in their gloom, all with something strangely upbeat supporting their sound.