I woke up this morning to a blanket of snow. Apparently the meteorologists were right about something for once and the snowstorm that was predicted to hit New England did and now the little boy in me is squealing with joy at the prospect of a white Christmas. What better track to match the youthful energy pumping through me than the original version of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ “Household Goods.”
I wrote about the Zeds Dead’s seductive remix to this track back in August, and comparing one to the other is akin to comparing Rihanna with Amiee Mann. The two exist in two different electronic worlds and are equally as lush. There is space-age joy found in the original track. It’s a contagious mix of nuanced zips and zooms, bright synths, and a happy little boop-boops. The magic begins at 00:45 and doesn’t let go until Orlando gently touches down back in reality.
Whether you’re turning this up with your morning cup of coffee (or second…or third…) or you’re gearing up for the beginning of the second to last weekend of 2012, “Household Goods” is a solid release of endorphins. From the on-point vocals to the hypnotic-arms-spinning-above-head-hip-swinging beats, you’re about to be lifted in a way only solid music can lift you.