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Friday, June 22, 2007

Pop Art for Pop Music

posted by on June 22 at 16:30 PM

The Terrordactyls have finally released a full-length, and the packaging, just like their tender and simple bedroom pop, is utterly adorable. The CD case is, in fact, a mini pop-up picture.

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I’m listening to the record for the first time right now, so I can’t give you a complete and whole-hearted review of the disc, but it’s more of what the duo did on their previous EP 80.5% Magic. That’s fine with me, I like what they have going.

Right now a stand-out track is “Zombie Girl.” It starts with a chorus of kids enthusiastically yelling “Yay!” and turns into a love letter to a girl who literally “tore out my heart” and “ate my hand.” There are gentle la la las throughout, and the proclamation that Zombie Girl is the “most awesomest girl in my school.” They also speak a little French in there, but I took German in high school, so I have no idea what they’re saying.

I also like “Devices,” a duet featuring Kimya Dawsonó”You lift me up way into the clouds!” “You keep my feet firmly on the ground.” “I feel like I’m floating each time that we kiss.” “I beg of you, don’t drift too far for your hugs I will miiiiss.”

It’s so sweet.

If you’re curious, you can download the whole kazoo, xylophone, and handclap-filled record for free at the band’s website. Ten bucks, will get you the real deal with the cute pop-up CD sleeve. And if that’s not enough, a measly extra two dollars will win you a hand-drawn and customized turkey picture:

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I’m not saying it’s gonna change the world or anything, but U2 aside, who does that anymore?

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1

That picture is a blatant rip off of the greatest children's book ever made. "City Wheels" (no Dr. Know intended).

Posted by Where The Wild Things Are Can Suck It | June 22, 2007 4:58 PM
2

Make that Busy Wheels.

OK, fuck it. It's not that great orI'd know the name.

Posted by Sendayk's Revenge | June 22, 2007 5:03 PM
3

Actually, that's a house in Olympia.

Posted by Jessi | June 23, 2007 5:53 PM
4

best band ever

Posted by vs | June 24, 2007 6:22 PM

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