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The Trucks Drive On The Left Lane Only

Posted by Scotio on April 27, 2008

The Trucks are a band from Bellingham, Washington in the USA. After that, there is nothing normal about this all girl act. Drenching their music in the Synth-Pop formula and filling in the void with lewd and humorous lyrics, these girls are like the goofy female version of Animal Collective. Experimental is exactly what they are, in the strangest sense of the word. On the track “Titties,” they uncaringly ridicule the man who is trying desperately to score a homer run on these ladies. With a chorus housing the lines “What makes you think we can F*ck just be cause you put your tongue/In my mouth/And you twist-ed/My titties baby,” it’s not hard to tell that you’re in for the ride of your life(or maybe just a really long one for the night). The song “Zombie” has to be one of the best tracks on this album. The drums and bass take the center stage over all the other instruments. That could be due to the fact they use soft synths and mellow guitar riffs to go with the dynamic instrumental duo. “Messages” starts off with what sounds like a phone call being made and a soft guitar riff, followed by vocals that coast over the guitar’s melody. In a humorous way, the girls manage to come across as being very charmingly lovestruck. Then, they flip it for the second rendition of the chorus, being upset that the man muse of theirs just wasn’t expressing himself at the right times. The song is filled up with what sounds like voicemail samples galore. Hopefully, they aren’t real, because if they are, the men who left them will really feel bad if they hear this song. The band gets extremely goof on songs like “Man Voice,” “Old Bikes,” “Big Afros,” and even the album’s introduction . . . titled “Introduction.” For the song “3AM,” the girls bring the American companion to virtually any song by the Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy (known by the abbreviation CSS). Having the same funky type of synthed bassline, with lyrics as equally tongue-in-cheek. It’s hard to properly pin down these ladies, as they just refuse to play by the rules in any type of situation. This is not music for people who take themselves too seriously. This is music for those who just don’t give a damn. This is music for girls from 7 Eleven, because they stay up all night. So, if you’re a stick in the mud, I beg you to stay away from the band. They’ll either piss you off, or have you not walking around like that same stick that’s in the mud is stuck up your arse.

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