August 29, 2012

your hands in the holes of my sweater

A few weeks ago, a friend offered me an envelope he had brought back from Toronto. Inside were Pop Rocks, and the bilingual labelling outside was touting the “FRUIT SAUVAGES!” confection to be found inside.

This song? It’s Pop Rocks — sparkly and surprising, but effervescently addictive. Also: feels foreign, like Phoenix, or some other glossy delight. I can’t stop listening to it today, as we claw tightly at these last few days of August. The song came out in March but I prefer my late-summer delights overdue and much-appreciated.

Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood spell Britishly, but are from Los Angeles and maintain a shroud of mystery around themselves. That singer sounds perfectly androgynous and very 20, so we can forgive lyrics like “one love, two mouths.”

(with Temper Trap)
Oct. 12 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Oct. 16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Oct. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Oct. 20 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct. 21 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
Oct. 23 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
Oct. 25 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Oct. 26 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 28 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s

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  • Nice! I’m glad someone else is giving this song some love. It’s such a good times song. Pumped up kicks or holes in a sweater! Thanks for all you do!


    Tim — August 29, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

  • Really loving the “I’m Sorry…” ep and especially “sweater weather”.

    Amanda — September 29, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  • I can’t get enough of these guys! Their EP is awesome, they are great live, and I really like their video for Female Robbery. If you haven’t seen the video for it yet, you should check it out on their website.

    macky-paige — September 30, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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