BSE (TW) You Are Invited by Anyone
posted by May 11 at 4:12 PMon
The Dismemberment Plan’s “You Are Invited” is the Best Song Ever (This Week).
What I love the most about this song is the little angry computer noises that appear around the two-minute mark. It sounds like mad robot bugs talking to each other. It continues to get a louder for 25 seconds or so, and then the song—which has so far remained pretty monotone with a repetitive drum machine beat—goes boom! And the drums kick in and it explodes into this great rock song.
Then there are “oooOOoooh”s and this quick melodic guitar riff, and then it settles back down into the repetitive drum beat. It’s so catchy and fun to dance to, you know, at my house… when no one is looking.
The Dismemberment Plan’s singer, Travis Morrison, also has a really magnetic voice and personality. I interviewed him once for Copper Press magazine. I was probably 19 or 20 years old—it was a long time ago. We talked about cooking and funk music and mix tapes made by fans, and by the end of our chat I sorta wanted to marry him. Sadly, I can’t really back his solo album, Travistan. But I do still love the D-Plan.
The band recently reunited for a couple shows in Washington D.C., and if I didn’t have work (and an empty bank account), I would’ve been there. I’m sorry to have missed it. I bet they played this song, and I bet is was incredible.
I couldn’t find a proper (and legal) MP3 to post, but I did find this live performance of the song that was taken during their last Seattle show at Graceland in 2003. I was there, and I was singing along with everyone else. I probably even danced.
The sound isn’t perfect, but you get the idea. And if you really wanna hear the version from Emergency & I, e-mail me. I’ll send it to you.