Saturday Looks Good To Me — Lift Me Up
The worst thing about falling in love with a band is when they release the next album. What you want is to get the feeling you got from hearing that first album again; you want more of the same. Sadly, this just isn't possible. Even if most bands didn't tend to move in new directions with each album, you can never get that feeling back again. It might be better, it might be worse, but it can never be the same as that initial listen. A good example of this is Saturday Looks Good To Me's Every Night
. I know that, technically, it's a better album than All Your Summer Songs
. but it will never occupy the same place in my heart as their 2003 album. It was a soundtrack for the last few months at UNC; Meet Me By The Water
accompanied me to Washnington D.C, Ultimate Stars
followed my wanderings around the Pit at 15:20 each weekday, and Last Hour
was playing in my head when people started driving away and when I had to say goodbye to eveyone. As much as I like Every Night
, it can never be quite as special.
Still, Lift Me Up
, my favourite track from their new album, is a wonderful reminder of why I fell for them in the first place. Motown by way of a thrift-store; layers of hand-claps, guitar, horns, and a marvellous organ that sounds as if it has been locked away in a garage for thirty years. And you know I'm a sucker for female singers (quick game for everybody to play at home! Guess how many records in this round-up feature female vocals?), especially ones who sing on indie-pop records. It's bouncy, fun, and features both the threat of shooting down helicopters and the use of the word 'taxidermist'. Quite splendid.