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.