Thursday, April 5, 2007


"There's Something Odd About Elizabeth"/"She's Radioactive!"

What is it about catchy tunes that cause our morals to fall to the wayside? We’re willing to ignore terrible musicianship-- as long as it’s catchy. Lyrical content, a sense of purpose, thought provoking; none of these elements seem to matter when you can’t get that damn song out of your head. Luckily for you, Bikeride make catchy tunes that you can still feel good about the morning after. They often sing Beatlesque melodies (let’s be honest, who doesn’t these days?) over playfully experimental music, sometimes even with a touch of psychedelia as on “There’s Something Odd About Elizabeth”. There’s even a Theremin, adding to the creepy (in an Addams Family sort of way), low droning voices from the verse. “She’s Radioactive!” goes straight for the hip shake. Bouncy four-on-the-floor drums push the rhythm to the forefront over classic sounding sythns. It’s great material for a dance party, but more like the kind where the people don’t know how to dance. They even shout out directions at the end: “Put your hands on your hips!/Let your backbone slip!” Sure, it’s kind of cheesy. But we promise not to tell if you do it anyway.

Download >>There's Something Odd About Elizabeth

Download >>She's Radioactive!

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