Song of the day – 495: Terrible Truths
Damn. People still create music like this in 2012? Damn. It’s like being 18 again.
And they’re from Australia too. I am CLEARLY hanging around with the wrong people. I mean, forget Australia. This new split seven-inch between Terrible Truths and Hissey Miyake (on Bedroom Suck) is one of the singles of the year. I can’t resist rhythmically strange music. Cannot resist it. Everything is barbed. Everyone is heightened. Everyone throws surly dragon shapes on the bedroom wall and lumbers around roaring and scoring and making lavish, juicy claims on attention. I mean, the boys all had their turn a few years back – fucking impersonating primal Mekons records and bastard early New Order and all that post-punk stuff. And the boys really stuffing fucked it up, didn’t they? (Maybe it’s not their fault. Maybe the template was too intrinsically wrong or familiar or whatever). So now the girls have their turn, and damn. Of course I know and love the bands that Terrible Truths and Hissey Miyake love and know. Of course I like the music that Terrible Truths and Hissey Miyake like to skitter among. It’s my never-so-secret lover. And of course I know that they know a whole bunch of shit I don’t know, and that they’re approximately three thousand times more sussed than I will ever be. Just makes me hurt all the more that I ain’t out among the students and working-class wannabes experiencing this music live.
Suck alive, but I would dance!
Tip of the ET bushstalker to Ben Green for tipping me off to this wonderment. Go read his words. He’s way more articulate and suggestible (no bad thing) than me. Don’t let that stop your enjoyment.
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