Sunday, April 26, 2009

Feel-Good Teenagers


This song has been out for quite a while, but I still do listen to it from time to time.

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The Teenagers - Feeling Better

Apparently this was on Gossip Girl, a show which I despise. Why I hate it to the very core of my being is not even worth a dignified explanation. But from what I've been hearing, the show a good soundtrack. It did introduce Peter Bjorn & John to the mainstream. That's got to redeem the show a little bit.

Anyway, this video was made by combining fan-made videos which took part in a competition. I guess it fits with the theme of the song. When you need to feel better, just listen to The Teenagers and buy their t-shirts. Pretty appropriate for a band that actually started out as a joke. And if you did not notice from the accent, they're French. Maybe it's the accent, maybe it's the self-aware humour, but they remind me of Soko.

The next video you're about to see is 'Homecoming.' This song is bordering on sexist, but if you think it is, then you're probably missing the point of the song, which is how gullible people can be when promised love, and how insensitive people are when it comes to relationships. So here we have two people singing about one instance of romance, from two completely different perspectives. One is a misogynistic guy who only sees women as sexual objects, and the other is a naive woman who thinks she has found true love. Two extremes, a tragic song, disguised in brilliant synth-pop.

There is profanity, so don't say you weren't warned.

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The Teenagers - Homecoming

Their album, Reality Check, which was released about a year ago, is quite good. If you like the two songs here, you'll probably like the whole album.

Signing out

Over and out

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Now playing: The Teenagers - Wheel of Fortune
via FoxyTunes

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