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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Jimmy Eat World Song & Tour

posted by on August 29 at 11:20 AM

I’m currently listening to the new single/title track from the band’s upcoming album Big Casino. You can too, sort of. The band has posted the song on their MySpace, but after a minute or so of it it turns into a bogus plug for the upcoming album. Some robotic lady just says over and over again “Jimmy Eat World… New Album…” blah blah blah.

Bullshit, duders.

The real song’s all over the internets, though, so if you have any of those illegal free music services that seem to be getting kids arrested these days, log on and take a chance.

Also, the band is finally touring again, and they’re coming to Seattle—October 11th at the Showbox. If you’re me, you’re stoked.


But back to the song… I like it and I will not apologize for that even though I feel like I should. I’m a perpetual 16-year-old with the idea that romance is a John Cusack movie and every perfect moment deserves the perfect soundtrack. I’ve tried to grow up, but I sorta like being a nerd. Anyway, more than once since the age of 15, Jimmy Eat World has played the song that I needed to hear at this time or that, which is why it was so upsetting when Futures totally sucked. But I’m happy to hear that “Big Casino” is a little more Bleed American—a youthful and glittery guitar anthem with a lot of harmonizing. There’s a chance they’ve gotten back on track.

The promise I can make right now is that the song’s lyrics are going to be quoted in every emo LiveJournal post in the world:

“Before this world starts up again, it’s me and night.”

“There’s lots of smart ideas in books I never read. When the girls come talk to me I wish to hell I had.”

“Back when I was younger I was someone you’d have liked.”

“Get up, get up! Dance on the ceiling. Get up, get up! Boy, you must be dreaming. Rock on young savior don’t give up your hopes…”

“I have one last wish and it’s from my heart: Just let me down, just let me down eaaaaasy….”

Sigh. Jimmy Eat World are the kings of teenage anthems.

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Emo Live Lettuce. Has a ring to it?

Posted by trent moorman | August 29, 2007 11:34 AM

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