This song has been kicking around since mid-October, and I’ve been meaning to post about since, especially after catching Tonstartssbandht at Bruar Falls. I’ve been pretty down on music lately. Everything seems so safe to me, either a retreading of trends from the past two years or a retreading of 80s mall music. But this track from Tonstartssbandht offers me a huge, glimmery glimmer of hope. Coming from a band that pretty much pounds through their manic guitar songs live, this track shows a huge range of breadth. It starts out cute and acoustic, then moves into some Beatles-esque melodies, and then finishes with 60s doo-wop vocals filtered through a male-harmonic Akron/Family lens. The point is, they can do a lot, and they do do a lot. But the song isn’t just wide-ranging for the hell of it- these brothers are clearly excellent melody-crafters and have what feels to me to be a very unique point of view. I’m really glad they’re sharing it with us. I like them best of all because they don’t feel trendy when I’m listening to or watching them- they just feel good.