It took a while for me to get used to Silversun Pickups’ album “Neck of the Woods”, mostly because it sounded a little different from what I was used to hearing from them. However, after a full listen to the album, I found myself completely impressed and enamoured, particularly with this song, Dots & Dashes. Best song of the album, hands down. (Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) comes in at a close second.) I’m wondering why, though. Maybe it’s the lyrics and the tempo, which is unlike most of their songs.
Either way, even if I wasn’t super keen on Dots & Dashes, the whole album is pretty spiffy. Go pick it up.
Scene? Two words. Fight Club. I don’t know why, but I pictured the whole movie as I listened to the song. Not sure what the song’s meant to represent, or what the rationale behind the lyrics “I’ve already learned a bit of sin; enough, let me in.” But imagine a super grimy location and you in a hooded sweater. Underground fight club. Camera circles you, slowly at first, and then the tempo picks up. Well into the song, when accenting on the drum begins, enter opponent. /end scene