According to Men in Black: the universe lies inside of Orion’s belt. Inside that universe is El Silver Cabs’ new self-titled EP, and inside of that album is a little bubble of 90s nostalgia that I’d like to climb into. Unlike the super trendy emo revival hullabaloo, El Silver Cabs have taken a Billy Corgan fetish and turned it into a lesson plan. Crystal guitars, sweeping movements, and rising tension fold themselves in a neat and tidy little ep that is surely worth 28 of your hard-earned minutes. It is fun and energetic, and the type of music you would want to listen to as you stick your head out the window of your best friend’s car on a hot summer day.
A personal favorite of mine is the track “Wouldn’t You Rather?” This waltz-like track pulls you in with the slow build up of an almost incompatible couple, starting with lyrics like:
“Let’s go get Chinese/unless you hate Chinese/if you hate Chinese/Mexican will do fine.”
And working its way up to:
“Let’s go get coffee/unless you hate coffee/but if you hate coffee/then why are we dating at all?”
El Silver Cabs is out on King Pizza Records and you can pre-order their tape here. Their album release party is on 6/24, the third-day of PIZZA FEST: a three-day music festival/organ theft Ponzi scheme held in Brooklyn every year.
FEAR NOT THE REAPER FOR HE BRINGS YOU THE EVERLASTING PEACE IN DEATH! ROMEO AND JULIET ARE TOGETHER IN ETERNITY EATING HOT DOGS AND WATCHING CHEERS RERUNS! MAN IS TOO WEAK FOR PIZZA FEST AND WE MUST BE DESTROYED BY SAUCE IMMOLATION.
YOU SHOULD GO TO EL CORTEZ IN BROOKLYN ON 6/24 AND SEE EL SILVER CABS. AND EAT THE CHICKEN. THE CHICKEN IS VERY GOOD AT EL CORTEZ. WE WILL ALL SLOWLY RETURN TO ASH BENEATH THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. BTW, THE MOON LOOKS GOOD, RIGHT? I THINK IT LOST WEIGHT. I DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT, BUT I AM VERY PROUD OF THE MOON. DOGS ARE FROM THE MOON AND THAT IS PRETTY COOL.