New (ish) Music: Ski Lodge – Just To Be Like You

Ski Lodge

Ski Lodge performing sometime in March.

Ski Lodge are what Vampire Weekend would sound like if they weren’t co-opted by Frat culture and played songs that had a semblance of intelligence behind them. Their music is extraordinarily cohesive, and their jangly brand of indie pop makes you wonder why they haven’t had more success than that previously mentioned shitty band. “Just To Be Like You” has flashes of Johhny Marr Smith era guitar, and the “upbeat” song pulls the trick of being bright while it’s actually dark as all hell. Not an easy thing to pull off, and one of many reasons I hope more ears discover this band.

don’t be scared, you’ll only be this way forever
trapped down there, like a beat and worn out sweater

Recommended If You Like: Beach Fossils, Indie Jangle Surf, Not Vampire Weekend

D. Hixon

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