November 15, 2006

Pink Spiders

"Catchy blasts of bubblegum angst." -Blender Magazine
A pop rock band from Nashville? Who knew? The Pink Spiders first caught my ear when I heard them on the radio. Their song Little Razorblade is very catchy. A few months later I got a hold of a sampler CD of their full length album Teenage Graffiti. The other song, Modern Swinger is also just as catchy, poppy, and good. They also sound a little like Fall Out Boy, in the sense that their lyrics take a few listens to understand, but they are still witty (see below). They may be bubblegum power-pop, but they also have an edge to them. I love the two songs I have, and look forward to get the rest of the album. Oh yeah, and their music video has rollerskating babes, a 20 foot screen showing the band's name, and a lot of pink. Retro.

Shes out of luck and out of hope and out of cigarettes
misunderstood with naked pictures on the internet
her social deviance is teasing me I know what I want

and Im really gonna really let her know (woah)
that I like her but I just dont care enough
to fool around with love

yeah my babys pretty as a car crash
sexy as the stinger of a hornet in your arm
just another modern swinger
screaming catch me if you can with a cigarette in hand
and it’s love
its heavy and it hurts and its love

strung out on blow she doesnt know why shes not feeling good
dropped out of school and now shes moving out to Hollywood
her reckless decadence is taking things a little too far

and Im really gonna really let her know (woah)
that I like her but I just dont care enough
to fool around with love

yeah my babys pretty as a car crash subtle as a splinter
yeah my babys smooth as sandpaper warm just like the winter
screaming catch me if you can with a cigarette in hand
and its love
its heavy and it hurts and its love

staring at my shoes thinking of something to say
but nothings better than what silence is saying
when every time I turn around shes always looking away
its just the nature of the game that we're playing

And I think I’m tapping out,
I think I’m gonna skip the title bout

- Modern Swinger by The Pink Spiders

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