Ignored Obscured Restored
I recently heard a song called “Cooler Returns” by the Toronto based band, Kiwi Jr. At first I thought it might have been an obscure Kinks song, but discovered it was a current release.
The song starts with a cool guitar riff played on Rickenbacker. The riffage expands with each verse and chorus and by the song’s end, the band has created a furious frenzy of noise – and I like it!
I’m not sure about the lyrics but my intuition is that it may have something to do with COVID PTSD (from a Canadian POV).
I did not feel well
leaving the hotel
I am not American
But I feel the beat sometimes
When I run into the screen door
At the retreat trying to learn the new lines
I was never one for trying to win as a team
The Sub Pop press release for “Cooler Returns” describes singer/songwriter Jeremy Gaudet’s lyrics as “comedic surrealism.”
Cooler Returns is Kiiw Jr.’s sophomore effort. I don’t know much about them but I plan to learn more.
Enjoy… until next week.