Thursday, April 14, 2011
This is my jam: "You Know What I Mean"
A few months ago, I went to Rachael's Cafe in Bloomington, IN with a few friends to see some live music. That night, a little band named Cults were there. They performed to not much fanfare and we actually ended up leaving early, nothing really stood out.
Still, I looked up the band later on when I got home, but didn't find much information. There was some excitement from local news and blogs (probably based wherever the band is from), but little else.
Fast forward a couple of months and, suddenly, they're everywhere (everywhere that I'm looking at least). By now, they've released a few songs and caught the ear of a few very influential sources. The hype was so think, you could cut it with a knife.
Despite all of this, none of the songs really stood out to me. They were good, but not spectacular. Until I heard a little ditty named "You Know What I Mean" about a week ago. It's one of their newer songs and I love it!
It reminds me a bit of '80s pop songs, as well as '60s girl group jams. There still is that indie tinge that makes it thoroughly modern.
I rarely play things over and over on You-Tube, but this one's been on repeat (which pretty much means clicking back on the tab and pressing the play button again - they should streamline that process somehow).