Thursday, February 22, 2007

Track Review: Muscles, "Ice Cream"

Here's an Australian stab at a club banger--and, really, a damn good one. Muscles is definitely one these future blogger favorites on the rise, which can get annoying, but...dude's got the goods. I find it hard to get too excited about anything here in particular, but "Ice Cream" works quite well for what it is. It's really a silly track; the techno landscape is kind of ironically cheesy, and the overdubbed sort of monotonous, sort of Peter Gabriel vocals have no business being as inviting as they ultimately end up. All in all, though, it goes for broke...and I like that. "Ice cream is gonna save the day!"..."I just wanna dance with my shirt off." There's that city summer day that you've always heard about but never actually experienced kind of vibe delivered in ridiculous lines like this. And not a Do The Right Thing kind of summer day. This track brings on some genuinely good vibes and they linger. This may end up being one of my favorites of the year. Muscles has no proper album out quite yet, but you can hear some tracks on his myspace or check out some merch on his website as per usual.

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