Friday, September 5, 2008
I am not an expert in every music genre, but really who can be? For example, I am relatively unfamiliar with trans gender folkers from Alberta, especially those switch it up and start dabbling in indie rock anthems, country and every genre in between. As a result, well, I wasn't up to speed on Rae Spoon until I talked to my buddy Ken at the Azeda Booth show (side note, Azeda Booth are fan-f*cking-tastic. Seriously, the record is beautiful but the live show transforms the slow moving, orchestrated electro jams into heavier, energetic crowd pleasers).
Any way, back to Rae. His previous work was more in the country realm, but the lead single from superioryouareinferior marks a big shift in sound. Come On Forest Fire Burn The Disco Down is a perfect combination of hand claps, infectious guitar and foot stomping, surging energy. It's pretty well impossible to not sing along when Rae hits the chorus and Rae has written one of the most instantaneous song of the year.