Thursday, December 3, 2009

Song of the Day


Jamie T - 368

--------------Don't worry if at first you hear "368" and think it's a little goofy. The tick-tack percussion and the smarmy and eloquent flow of Jamie Alexander Treays sounds slightly kooky and playful, though still maintaning a solid slow-punk backup. Jamie T and The Pacemakers may have cancelled their U.K. sellout tour, but that didn't stop the release of T's 2009 album, Kings & Queens, which hit #2 on the charts. Jamie T and The Pacemakers sounds different from your conventional jolly-good punkers from across the pond. There's less focus on rah-rah choruses and catchy guitar licks and more emphasis on intricate rap lyrics and being messy in a good way.

If you're trolling Youtube for more Jamie T, I would skip the cover of Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy," but definitely hear "Sticks and Stones" and "Sheila."

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