Friday, September 30, 2011
I'm guessing we've all seen that episode of Friends where Phoebe and Rachel go running for the first time together, and hilarity ensues as Phoebe begins running much like a small child in a field of daises. Well, I'm pretty sure I caught myself doing something similar yesterday while listening to a running mix I threw together, as research for this here blog.
The song, "Punching in the Dark," now an officially chartered Jam of the Day, is by New Zealand's The Naked and Famous. I don't know if it's popular - but it definitely could be on a Top 40 radio station sometime soon. And while that is normally a bad thing for music snobs like myself, this song is just friggin' awesome, in all its catchy-as-shit, '80s hook glory.
Put it on a playlist right after fellow JOTD "Polish Girl" by Neon Indian next time you need help moving your body. While it may cause some awkward moments for the rhythmically-challenged, it guarantees fun for all.
Download it below and enjoy. We'll let you know when they decide to put out a proper LP.
The Naked and Famous - Punching in a Dream