Song of the Week – Cooler Returns, Kiwi Jr.

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).

Superbowl Sunday


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

And finally

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.

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