“Out Of Body Auto-Reply”
Here is a non-exhaustive list of things you should never, under any circumstances falling shorter than that of certain death and/or mega-bumming (note the use of the word mega), say out loud at a music festival. One – “yes, of course I have a running order which you can look at every five fucking seconds on demand because you can’t remember for shit”. Two – “you don’t have a phone charger? You wanna plug take mine, plug it into some obscure area of the guest bar and hopefully you’ll remember to give it back to me? Sure dude, party on”. Three – “spare pass? Yeah I know some people. Call me every five seconds without delay to check whether I have this out-of-thin-air pass, or clearly you’ll miss out on something”. Right now it is item numero deux that is giving us the most gyp. Some fucker who shall remain nameless (damn you, Paul. Damn you to heck) just about remembered to deliver back the vital bit of cable that allows us to charge our iPhone (after we marched him to the DJ booth at 2am where he “swears he left it”), however aforementioned fucker lost the actual plug bit which means we now have to source a new plug on the reg, which is just not on. Let it be known we shall never ever lend anyone a phone charger ever again. None of this has anything at all to do with current Track Of The Day guy/guys/lady/ladies Jr. Sea and his/her/their jam Out Of Body Auto-Reply, which was brought to our constantly-waivering-attention-since-this-weekend-stole-our-brain just yesterday when Amazing Radio chappy Jon Hillcock played it real hard into our ears. The latest Amazing Radio panel sesh which we were fortunate enough to be invited down to – this is where we sit around a bit, listen to some music, say what we think, then ramble on about pretty much anything else other than the subject matter that we’re supposed to be talking about, much like every blog post we’ve ever done – resulted in possibly our worst level of banter to date. This is mainly to do with our brain being deactivated, but this also combined with the sheer level of intimidation we succumbed to due to our co-panellist Kim of the rather-great I Like Music site being one of the most articulate people we’ve ever met. Cool. Anyway, this track is mad ripe, and it’s a good thing we tend to ramble because this is one of those deliberately shrowded-in-mystery types that doesn’t have much to say for themselves other than letting the music do the talking. And what is the music saying, exactly? It’s saying that it’s alright with a prima facie misleading intro that renders the listener in both shock and awe of the pending arrival of the tropical beats and indie guitars that follow shortly. It’s a bit Jethro Fox. It’s a bit Eye Emma Jedi. It’s a bit Dan Croll. It’s a bit Vampire Weekend. Right on.
Jr. Sea – Out Of Body Auto-Reply