Ratatat, “Shempi”

The ferocious “Seventeen Years” will always hold a special place in my heart, but sometimes you’re in the mood for a space carnival. Like when you’re working and words are far too distracting to hear in songs.

It’s fascinating how ridiculous so many aspects of this song are. The organs are like what you’d hear if you went into a church on Halloween and an evil priest was playing before you launched into battle with him. The guitar is complete pop. The beat is danceable. The best part is that all of the instruments sound like different voices— I am well aware that this is a very cliched statement, but it really does feel like you could sing all of the parts.

Put on some headphones and close your eyes.

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