Saturday, June 11, 2011
A song a day: Japandroids – Art Czars
Released as a seven inch post-Post-Nothing, the song speaks of disillusionment with the scene, man(™). What I love about this song is it starts of a stark jagged riff and then cuts into pure pop-punk bliss but there is plenty of sting in both the music and the lyrics as the Japandroids bare their teeth. While the assailant in the song is unnamed (it could be the man or scenesters, hipsters, soccer mums, milkmen…), the lyrics show a real venom.
I'm really sorry if you're disappearing
You hear that sound? That's us cheering.
Here's your money back
Here's your punk rock back
Whether it’s the weight of expectation from the scene, record companies or their fans, I imagine Japandroids are not going to be pushed around.