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Monday, 18 June 2012

You Say Party! We Say Die! - Monster

Pick of the Week 6 - You Say Party! We Say Die!

It took a while for this to grow on me, but now it has I'm disappointed to find out the group might have split up, although they do have a current line up listed on Wikipedia, so who knows? Hailing from British Columbia in Canada, the band are apparently indie rockers with a penchant for 'dance punk', whatever that may be. They rattled out four studio albums between 2005 and 2009 and sound not unlike an easy listening version of Metric, but perhaps that's a little harsh.

I particularly like this song for its straightforward indie charms and slightly bonkers video. There's an element of Little Red Riding, some excellent cat's cradle action, a large puppet, some overacting, bad dancing and an attractive hair style thrown in for good measure. Similarly to Wales, Scandinavia and Poland, I struggle not to like any band from Canada, and You Say Party! are no exception. Possibly the best band name ever, and they really shouldn't have shortened it!

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