The first song that I really started to like last year was 'Araby' by Minks, it would be fitting that they would be the first song this year in so many ways.
'Painted Indian' really does differ from Minks's earlier work. Yeah that thumping bass and emphasis on snare is still present, but the overall feeling is a lot more energetic and optimistic from what we're used to from music. It's strange to think that two years ago the same musician who made this buoyant tune started one of his most well known songs with, "Wherever people go, darkness will always follow. There is no way to lead a quiet life."
The lyrics still have the same undertone though, I haven't listened enough to find out what exactly the song is about (if there is a meaning, right now I'm thinking it might be a criticism of cynical people who hate everything, like these guys ) but the lyric, "You have your sunglasses on, and you hate everyone," really sticks out.
Anyway, good tune, really loving the harmonies and synthy feel it has to it.
Minks said on their tumblr that they're working on a new album, so look forward to that.
It's great to be back and I promise to post a hell of a lot more often.
Minks - Painted Indian http://minksinamerica.tumblr.com/post/16173444798/this-is-a-new-song-by-minks-called-painted