If you have ever heard me say that I don’t like Passion Pit, I take it back for only this song. It’s always been the exception. So illustrative and shit.
You come beating like moth’s wings Spastic and violently Whipping me into a storm Shaking me down to the core But you run away from me And you left me shimmering Like diamond wedding rings Spinning dizzily down on the floor
Ah, I remember listening to this song and loving it, but I never payed much attention to the actual lyrics/meaning of the song. Well a friend recently posted it on their facebook and it felt right listening to the song because the emotions were real to me beneath the upbeat music. The point I want to get to here is this: the song reminds me of a recent past relationship. I don’t want this to happen again.
“I live to like you and I can’t like you anymore. So, when you get your heart splattered all over hell and you’re really feeling low and dirty, don’t run to me to help pull you back up because, maybe, for the first time in your life, I won’t be there.”—
You know they call him the Sufjan Stevens of Japan. Actually Shugo Tokumaru made my favorite record of the year back in 2k8: Exit, stainless bedroom Jap-folk-pop. He’s an innate multi-instrumentalist so you can almost hear a kaleidoscope of both contemporary notes blended in super-creative Japanese folk lines. There’s something in his flare that takes you back to Japanese cartoons: small rooms, flowers, chopsticks, fast motion karate kids with oversized eyes, heavy impossible sandals, 寿司 that tastes like paper, always a joy.
Shugo’s new album is called Port Entropy and it’s alas available only in Japan! I didn’t even find it on Amazon. Maybe later.