The Meaning of Life :: "Laura V"
Brooklyn's everything-is-happening-all-of-the-time dreamy post-punkers, the Meaning of Life soften the edges of the existential on "Laura V." In what could easily be the song structure of a Silversun Pickups song, the band kicks out the windows with break-beat drums and racing strum pattern. The vocal winnows its way through to your ears, ethereal and unremembered, coming on like a lucid and feverish dream. An acoustic guitar provides the texture, perhaps the grounding even, keeping the arrangement level in the background, making the unreal, real. The pick ups are lightning, the hooks gentle, a pleasing nihilism. What does it all mean? Likely nothing, likely everything.