I’ll be the first to admit that I have a drinking problem don’t understand hip music anymore. I get the fact that there’s a bunch of effeminate dudes singing about love with undistorted guitars and synths everywhere, but I don’t get why anyone would ever like it. I still can’t wrap my brain around why anyone would dig anything by Vampire Weekend, Jason Schwartzman or Belle and Sebastien, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to.
With that aside, probably the only hip band I do love is one by the name of Manchester Orchestra. Their first disk, I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child, is still in constant rotation on my CD player. I had the privilege of seeing them last year open up for Say Anything, and they totally destroyed it. Their new album, Mean Everything to Nothing, is dropping on April 21st, and I expect every single one of you minions to go buy it.
As if you need further proof that this band is the bee’s-knees, Spin.com is hogging their new video all to themselves. I would love to post that shit over here, but they’re being jerks about it so you’ll have to head over there to check it out. Screen capture is below for some added dramatic effect and to see how many idiots I can trick into asking themselves “Why won’t this work?!” as they furiously click the play button.
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