Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thieves Like Us: Drugs in My Body

I’m not one for constantly posting on new songs by great undiscovered new bands the minute they come out. It’s usually after everyone in the music blogosphere have indulged in it, danced to it like there’s no tomorrow, created a huge hype about it, and then finally moved on to newer songs by newer undiscovered bands, will it finally have reached within my knowledge. Like this one track by NYC based trio, Thieves Like Us, called ‘Drugs In My Body’:

|mp3| Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body

So it’s not new, so what? Chances are most of you might’ve heard it. But chances also are, some of you still might not, and wouldn’t that be a shame-- seemingly because it’s one heck of a cool song? The track is a simple fusion of disco, electro, new wave-y kind of thing; it’s very, very fun, it’s very, very hip, but most of all it’s very, very ‘oh-so-danceable’; music that trickles with psychedelic guitar loops and filtered synths, creating a lovely swirling texture throughout.
Frail vocals aside, it's a playful going-out disco track with a catchy melody and woozy textures that fit in well beside labelmates like Simian Mobile Disco and Hot Chip. With lyrics about heartache as well as partying, the song is actually more conflicted than its drug-taking title/ mantra suggests.

:: Thieves Like Us ::
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