Thursday, October 7, 2010

Song of The Day #133

"Track 05" by Panda Bear

I liked this song, from Panda Bear's underheard Young Prayer, for a while just because of its catchy, multitracked, repeated, minimalist vocal hook. It's catchy. It sounds cool. But after really concentrating on the lyrics for the first time last week and hearing what those voices are actually saying, I like the song ten times better. When taken in the context in which the song was written (shortly after the death of Noah Lennox's father), the song becomes unbearably beautiful and heartbreaking (in addition to being catchy and sounding cool).

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