In a modern homage to the biblical story of Eden and man's fall from grace, male and female forms are cut apart puzzle-fashion and placed back into scenes in a collage capturing temptation, lust, and murder.
Shook Down is a nostalgic tribute to 90s warm melodic heydays attributed to Teenage Fan Club and some of the music by Lemonheads. Mariko Doi's bass playing here sounds textured, grooving along prom night hooks, not to mention easy to listen lyrics as Daniel Blumberg sings. The fuzzy guitar at the last chorus redo blasts together with that very last decade keyboarding notes til the end. Simple hooks, polished guitar work and sensitive harmonies fit the bill for one of the best pop songs this year, competing with also 90s sounding The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Cults and Destroyer. The music video directed by the band's almost 6th member Michael Reich is seriously Not Safe For Work or Children. NSFW: A modern take on the biblical story of the forbidden fruit, in this case papaya, the video shows people in cut-out body parts and in genre-crossing, mixed-up race-matches until the couples (at times women/men, men/men) find their right physicalities. The Maker in the end watches the ...Written by