Friday, August 13, 2004
mp3 - Static on the Radio
Static on the Radio is a dark, reflective song about the things we can't see, but know are there, and the things that we do see, yet question their existence. He yanks the blanket of reality from beneath our feet. The song is from Jim White's 2004 album, Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See. It clocks in at over 6 minutes, but it passes like a slow, deep breath. The beginning is beautifully creepy, and the vocals and instrumental layering of violins, guitars, and organ make for hypnotically gorgeous choruses: "Everything I think I know is just static on the radio." This song will stick with you for a while.