Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Song of the Day 2/22/12

I had planned on posting another review or two up today, but got stuck doing school work all day, so I'll have to postpone those. I will post another song tonight though.

I won't lie, I was late to the whole Black Keys party. How late? Brothers Late. Regardless, I know of them now, and man are they awesome. The song I'm posting tonight comes off their newest album "El Camino" and it is one of the 3 standout tracks in my opinion (along with Lonely Boy and Run Right Back). Little Black Submarines starts off slow and acoustic.

Little black submarines
Operator please
Put me back on the line
Told my girl I'd be back
Operator please
This is wrecking my mind

Oh, can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost and out of time
I should've seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind

The lyrics evoke a feeling of longing, and the slow intro matches the lyrics perfectly. Then it kicks in to the more standard Black Keys affair, with simple riffs and beats that you can't help but bop your head to. 

Treasure maps, falling trees
Operator please
Call me back when it's time
Stolen friends and disease
Operator please
Pass me back to my mind

Pass me back to my mind, simple lyrics but powerful nonetheless. I'm definitely not any sort of authority on these guys as I've only been listening to them a year or so, but either way I felt like posting this song tonight. On the off chance you haven't heard these guys yet, check them out. Any album is a good starting place, but I'd probably recommend starting with El Camino since it's the most recent, and working your way back from there. 


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