Sunday, January 31, 2010
Song of the Week
OKGO has the potential to be as big as the Killers in my opinion ... the thing is, they haven't released albums at the rapid rate the Killers have over the past few years. In fact, OKGO's last release was their moderately successful "Oh No" album, which features the song, "Here it Goes Again." The cd itself is fantastic almost all the way through, and really should've gotten more air play in the U.S. Of course, that's why it would've been great for OKGO to release a cd maybe in 2007 to continue pushing the momentum. They have a new album they either just released or will be releasing shortly, and unfortunately, I haven't heard any songs from it. But I digress.
I was playing Band Hero the other night, and as luck would have it, an OKGO song is featured on it - I played the crap out of this song a few years ago, and tired of it (I also tired of the entire album for the same reason). But, thanks to Band Hero, I was re-introduced to this diddy, and began liking it again. The song, A Million Ways to be Cruel is probably a little darker than some of their other songs, but is still toe-tappingly fun.
Featuring a strong bass-line backbone, this song weaves catchy guitar riffs in and out, and a refreshingly erratic drum rhythm that somehow works well. Lead singer Damian Kulash rattles off word after word in a fast but rhythmic way - "Sit back, matter of fact, teasing, toying, turning, chatting, charming, hissing, playing the crowd," and continues the feverish pace throughout the song (which makes it a tad difficult to follow on Band Hero).
And OKGO seems to have a great sense of humor, as demonstrated by the video to this song.