Monday, June 15, 2009

Yeah So

Slow Club, one of the most adorable bands ever, is finally coming out with an album on 7 July, and it leaked! These things happen; albums leak, I happen to be on the internet, and somehow they magically end up in my iTunes! Their album is called Yeah So and it is one of the cutest, saddest, most insanely precious albums ever. Every now and then, an album comes along that warms my shriveled little emotionally-challenged heart, and this is it.

I already had some of the songs on the album from their singles and their EP, and those are amazing. The songs I hadn't heard are even more amazing, which I didn't think was possible. Two of the songs are actually kind of a departure from their usual pretty harmonies and generally calm music: "Giving Up On Love" has much more of a rock feel and "There's No Good Way To Say I'm Leaving You" is more ballad-y. "I Was Unconscious, It Was A Dream," "Dance 'Till The Morning Light," and "Sorry About The Doom" all make me want to sob hysterically, and I'm pretty sure that I listened to the live version of "It Doesn't Have To Be Beautiful" on repeat for at least three hours straight when I first found it online in March. Finally, "Our Most Brilliant Friends" is the perfect ending to the perfect album, with a hidden track (Boys On Their Birthdays) that also makes me want to cry!

However, the best song on the album by far is the first track, "When I Go." It is possibly one of the best songs ever. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and want to cuddle someone and be insanely happy and incredibly sad at the same time. The opening lyrics kind of explain: If we're both not married by twenty-two/ could I be so bold and ask you?/ If we're both not married by twenty-three/ will you make my year, and ask me?/ If we're both not married by twenty-four/ will you pass me those knee pads and I'll get on the floor/ If we're both not married by twenty-five/ I hope that there's some childish spark still alive/ 'Cause there are so many lessons that I just never cared to learn/ and there are so many questions that still burn/ like will you hold my hand when I go?

I really am at a loss for words to explain just how perfect and poignant and wonderful and adorable this album is. I love them so much (I've logged almost a thousand plays since I started listening to them in March), and this album makes me love them even more. I wasn't even planning on posting about it because María had already written about Slow Club, but I couldn't imagine not telling everyone I know about it. It's perfect.

Love, Jillian

P.S. I promise that my next post won't be about a band!


  1. Okay, creepy. I was going to make a post about this today, but did the POBPAH cos it was Christopher's birthday. Then you posted this! "When I Go" is so good! I think it might've been the first song I ever heard by them.

  2. We are sick. We knew that already. Also, I can't believe that I didn't know about "When I Go" until today!!! It's probably a good thing, because I would have never left my room the second half of last semester because I would've been too busy listening to Slow Club.

  3. I totally thought I had sent it to you. It was even in some commercial for like crackers or something like that.