New Stuff: Hallways

Both Pitchfork and NPR picked up on this song this week, so there was a slim chance it would fly by me unnoticed. The band calls themselves Islands, calls Montreal home, and features Unicorns lead singer Nicholas Thorburn (who in the video looks eerily similair to Alex Kapranos).

Some thoughts: bastard child of “Rocky Racoon” and The Strokes “Someday?” The video underwhelms but provided for a few chuckles at the end. Pay close attention to the lyrics, it might be worthwhile to ponder whether the title is simply a useful pun (hallways –> always?). A Quebecois band named themselves Islands? Who still owns a working gramophone? Kudos.

And finally, a good piano solo!


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