‘Things are bad, things are going to remain bad in perpetuity, and I hereby recuse myself from the responsibility of hope for the future.’
This was the analogy Eliabeth Nelson of The Paranoid Style used to describe her venomous hatred for “songs that are nakedly manipulative, or optimistic in a cock-eyed way”.
Ah.. how refreshing to hear a song so rife with homelessness and cynicism, leaving no aversions or insinuations to “good-times” or optimism. That being said, it’s a lot of fun to run around a room with this on full blast.
Check out “Giving Up Early (On Tomorrow)” below. It appears on The Paranoid Style’s debut album, Rolling Disclosure, which is due out July 15th on Bar/None Records.