Magic Bullets :: "Lying Around"

There's more than a little nihilism in Magic Bullets' "Lying Around", a mournful, deeply textured piece of post-punk. Sounding like it could easily slide into a early-career Cure compilation (listen for the Robert Smith yelps), the San Francisco-based indie-poppers rely on a playful bass line and bits of acoustic guitar to keep things light while unleashing lyrics like "I'm setting you up/and letting you down/doesn't mean a single thing." This repeated and insistent denial of meaning is the light motif, a not-so-hidden action plan for your departure, "since you've gone/I've only been lying around." It isn't a threat, but it is a description, meaningless or not.

Listen :: Magic Bullets - "Lying Around"

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