February 16, 2011

live my life without coming up for air (we got no money but we got heart)

From Thriller to the Britney Spears school hallway to OK Go’s backyard moves, I am forever warped by the stupid joy in communal dance scenes and find myself constantly half-wishing that one would form around me, flashmob style.

Therefore I can’t stop watching this video from unsigned Cincinnatti band Walk The Moon. The song itself is a hook-filled catchy little number, and the video is filmed in a maze-like cavernous building that looks like just the sort of place I’d love to explore. I do hope I’d end up in the basement, because that’s where they go and bust out into an Eighties-tastic dance scene. Just try and watch without smiling.

1815588130-1Recommended if you like The Killers and The Format and dance parties. I hope these guys are playing SXSW next month.

Anna Sun – Walk The Moon

[thanks Ben]

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  • Word is they are indeed playing SXSW. We’re gonna need a full report from you.

    BS — February 16, 2011 @ 8:26 am

  • i hope he does that adorably emo solo part of the dance where he flails his hands back and forth. that could totally catch on. i’d do it, depending on how many lone stars i’ve had at that point.

    browneheather — February 16, 2011 @ 8:28 am

  • I should have known you would dig this song. So freaking catchy. I know it’s early, but this is going to be one of my summer jams.

    There’s also a really great acoustic version of the song on YouTube. Sorry I can’t find a link right now, but it’s totally worth hunting down.

    Adam — February 16, 2011 @ 8:38 am

  • no joke. the jazzercise dance scene brought one thought to my head: “we need to have more theme parties.” you should paint your face accordingly for their show. here’s a good interview with them….http://cincinnati.metromix.com/music/article/meet-the-band-walk/2300151/content

    and here’s that acoustic version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtgyhAC5Z5w

    BS — February 16, 2011 @ 8:58 am

  • This clip just totally made my day. Most notably because of that “emo solo part of the dance.” I will be listening to this song again (though much louder) at home tonight and busting out a few emo solo moves of my own. Thanks for sharing!

    Wendell — February 16, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

  • but wendell, will you wear eyeliner just on one eye/cheek? i hope so.

    browneheather — February 16, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

  • and ben, that acoustic version is so full of joy.

    browneheather — February 16, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

  • I love the Killers and dance parties. I love this. And you.

    Bethany — February 16, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

  • Also, he looks a lot like Paul Hewson a long time ago.

    Bethany — February 16, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

  • Major swoon over this song. Both the official and acoustic. swooooooon.

    Alanna — February 16, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

  • Man. Freaking love this.

    John Barber — February 17, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

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  • I wish I lived in this house and my friends were all this good looking and I spent my days just dancing in sync with them

    Shut-the-folk-up — February 19, 2011 @ 4:42 am

  • I bought this album right after I read this. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

    Frankel — February 19, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

  • *sigh* This video takes me back to high school in the 80s. I still remember my mother’s take on 80s fashion: Spandex is a privilege, not a right.

    Anne V. — February 20, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

  • i hope every student i have sings this song with their lives. because, well, they may not have any other choice.

    H. Brown — February 20, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE EVERYBODY!!! Kevin here from WtM. I just wanted to let you all know that we WILL be playing at SXSW (myspace.com/walkthemoonband has the entire schedule up) and I’ll make sure we fit in a few arm flails on stage. Keep in touch :)

    Kevin Ray — March 8, 2011 @ 10:03 am

  • yay flails!

    browneheather — March 8, 2011 @ 1:49 pm


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