TRACK REVIEW: Everything Everything – Schoolin’
Everyone is going on about the two new Arcade Fire songs Zane Lowe recently played, I was definitely impressed and pleased that I’m going to see them at Reading Festival later this year. But what really caught my ear was this song, that I had never heard before by Everything Everything that I instantaneously fell in love with. With it’s insanely fast-paced, rap like lyrics and the repetitive whistling that would get on your nerves if it wasn’t for the rest of the song around it.
Opening with the mondo bizarro line, “Brother you look like the Taj Mahal,” and varying decipher-ability of the following lyrics add to the fact that this band don’t actually look like they make this music. Looking at a picture of them in a totally separate way, I would not link this song, which by effects sounds like a diluted, cluttered version of TV On The Radio (in no way a bad thing), not the wailings and shakings of four posh-looking white boys. But it’s that complete division from the band’s image that does convince you the music is actually quite a developed serious thing, and not a major label (Geffen in this case) think tank.
I am of yet to look into the bands back catalogue, 3 7″ singles, with this song to be their 4th, have been releases so far, and if there songs follow this single’s incoherent, jagged direction, I feel that they will probably have a good album release later on in the year. Check out the song below:
NOTE: Song is available for streaming only.