Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Intelligence-(They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy


The Intelligence are one of the best garage bands of the '00s. Fact. The only reason that they aren't spoken about in the same breath as Thee Oh Sees or the Ty Segall collective, or the thousand other awesome garage bands of now, is due to them being based in Seattle instead of Anywhere, California. Well,l hopefully that will change with the leader of the band being based in L.A. now and the band will be releasing Everybody's Got It Easy But Me later this year. "(They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy" is great enough to prove how much this band needs proper attention.

"(They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy"'s glory lays in how it is everything at once. Minimalist surf rock chords give way to eerie post-punk breakdowns, which give way to killer garage and back again. The lyrics are wonderful as well, with a real Malkmus quality to them; seemingly meaningless yet strangely deeper as well. Filled with wit and jokes that you feel you had to be there to understand, but intriguing enough to make you want to figure them out rather then ignore them. Any band that can jump from surrealist religious imagery to goofy space imagery is working at a level far beyond standard garage rock.

(mp3) The Intelligence-(They Found Me in the Back Of) The Galaxy (via The Finest Kiss)

Links:

The Intelligence's Facebook
Pre-order Everybody's Got It Easy But Me here, from In the Red Records
Buy The Intelligence split with Kelley Stoltz (yellow vinyl!), also from In the Red Records

1 comment:

  1. marybeth shipleyMay 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    yes! great song! can't wait til the whole album is released!

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