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“Money” – The Drums

by bryan on March 15, 2015



Buy the Original Wallet Art: “The Drums” in graphite on 2″ x 3.5″

A bouncy traveling bass line and sparse keys underscore the indie pop number “Money” by The Drums on their album “Portamento” released in 2011 on Frenchkiss Records.

You will be joining in when the band gets to the chorus… even on the first listen. Why? Because it’s SUPER catchy.

The singer wants to buy his girlfriend a makeup gift… but he has no cash…

The Drums ask the question, how do you make things rights with your girl if you have empty pockets? They assert that it’s too late… you can’t.

They only leave you singing… “But I don’t have any money… but I don’t have any money.”

But in real life… a kind word, a hug, a sweet gesture, a walk in the park, or a love note in a hand made card may work just as well. Unless she wants a wedding ring… then The Drums are right.



Get the Record: Portamento

Go to their Website: The Drums

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“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn & John

by bryan on March 7, 2015



Buy the Original Wallet Art: “Peter, Bjorn & John” in graphite on 2″ x 3.5″

Drum roll, shakers… now put your lips together and whistle like this….

“Young Folks” is the first single off of the Swedish indie pop band, Peter, Bjorn & John’s third album Writer’s Block released in 2006 on Wichita Recordings. The duet has Peter Morén’s singing accompanied by Victoria Bergsman of The Concretes and Taken by Trees. Muted bass line (sounds like Björn Yttling shoved some toilet paper under the strings close to the bridge… or the digital equivalent) over a shuffle punctuated by the hands of John Eriksson on congas.

This upbeat number illustrates a new couple contemplating their relationship and the time they spend together. Sorta like this: If you really knew me… would you stick around? You say you will? Sweet! Now we don’t care about anybody but us. Let’s be into each other. Hooray!

I dare you to listen without whistling along.



Get the Record: Writer’s Block

Go to their Website: Peter, Bjorn & John

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