Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A song a day: Low - Monkey

I always liked Low but I have a definite love of when they upped the volume and intensity. Nothing speaks more of this than The Great Destroyer record - Monkey tells of this taut drama between the lo-fi aesthetic of the past and growing need to rock the fuck out. That insistent strummed acoustic guitar drives the song until the signature riff explodes post-chorus. Is there a more weirder or threatening chorus than 'Tonight you will be mine/Tonight the monkey dies'? I'm not sure if the being 'being mine' means that you're the monkey but given the tenor of this song, I'm not willing to find out.


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