After Sasha announced back in March that Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks would be her 2011 summer jam, I decided to find my own personal summer tune to play beach volleyball and eat kilos of ice cream to.
When I stumbled across The Look by London/Brighton four-piece Metronomy, I knew it was the perfect choice. The simplistic, catchy, and utterly singable lyrics are mondegreen-proof and the awesome synth line makes me want to whip out my keyboard and play along.
And now we’re giving you the look, look
Just remember how we shook, shook
And all the things we took, took
It takes some pretty crafty musical hooks to mask lyrics as basic as these.
Although they’ve been active on the UK electronic scene since 1999, they only recently came to my attention after the release of The English Rivers last month. The Look is the 4th track off the 11-track album on Because Music (the same label that signed Klaxons, Justice, and Charlotte Gainsbourg). It got pretty swell reviews from The Guardian and NME, which always equals great exposure.
Check out the vid for some creepy, stop-motion seagull action. (And then grab the mp3 below!)
I wish I was cool as the hipster bassist.