Thursday, June 07, 2012

Song of the Day: 'Popular' by Saint Etienne

After a seven-year absence, British synth-pop savants Saint Etienne are finally back, with the summer-friendly "Words and Music by Saint Etienne," with Richard X and Nick Coler at the controls. I'm enjoying it all -- the reflective "Over the Border," the dancefloor-ready "I've Got Your Music" and the perfect-single-for-radio-to-ignore "Tonight" -- but the standout track has to be the pulsating "Popular," the best song of 2012 that you've probably never heard. (Rich Juzwiak concurs.) Do yourself a favor and listen to this videoless song now. And if you like what you hear, you can download the LP HERE. NPR has it streaming too HERE.



Anonymous said...

has to be 'dj' for me, what a track and what an album!!

SSSDC1 said...

I'm voting for Haunted Jukebox.