Part Time: "If I Lose My Cool I'd Die"

Set to a backdrop of lackadaisical white funk that more than nods to late '70s Bowie/Eno, this song by San Francisco's Part Time voices with notable economy and eloquence the conflicted sentiments of settling into the taxing routine of a metropolitan. In the space of a few sentences, it sketches urban unease, the regiment of fashionability, and fluctuating sensations of despair and immortality. Indeed, there seems to be no escaping these forces in the song's steady strut. Even the instrumentation wavers between optimism and resignation, and the sleazy wah guitar and bright xylophone melody come off like a wry, slightly forced smile. Check out Part Time's Myspace for a few more of these decadent synth-pop gems. (via Don't Die Wondering)

MP3: Part Time: "If I Lose My Cool I'd Die"

Tags: part time, audio

Posted by dontdiewondering on 09/28/2010 at 5 p.m..

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