There are three CDs in continuous rotation in my Nissan, and they all have one thing in common: all are treasuries of irresistable sing-along melodies and catchy jams. There's Beck's Guero, of course, which is as brilliant as anything he's done, and I'll fight you if you don't think so. The Yo La Tengo compilation is in there too, which I skip around in, and finally, there's Okay's High Road and Low Road. One of those catchy songs is "Devil," which I'm posting here. It's pretty and hummable, but dark in its simplicity. If you don't have the Okay albums yet, you're really missing out on a truly original songwriting and composing talent in Marty Anderson. I really don't know who to compare him to, you just really have to sample his stuff. I want to say Fleetwood Mac, because his melodies and harmonies are impeccable, but he sounds nothing like them. Just to give you an idea, the track after "Devil" is "Replace," and is sung to the tune of "Amazing Grace," and the lyrics begin "I don't live in my head/Somebody Killed it dead..." Rough, but the song ends triumphantly.
Okay - Devil (mp3)