One of my favorite songs of 2009 to date, this band has risen from relative obscurity to make a name for themselves with their debut LP Post-Nothing. This Vancouver duo's single off this album reminds me of the summer, and feels fitting given that the Fourth of July is upon us today. Between growing up from our youth, drinking, and everything else entailed in that experience, this songs seems like a worthy choice. I didn't think it was fitting to have a optimistically patriotic song given this day and age in the United States--and with the lyrics "We used to dream, now we worry about dieing", it just feels to me like a song worthy of the mindset upon modern day America. And despite the ironic fact that the Japandroids are from Canada, I feel that this song fits perfectly for today, as this song reminds me of the ethos of that Bruce Springsteen described in "Born in the U.S.A.", only from the voice of someone growing up (as opposed to Springsteen's Vietnam Veteran).
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, and please make sure to look forward to my posts next week covering the first half of music in 2009. Starting Monday, I will have both my top ten songs and albums of the year to date.