The Big Pink “Dominos”

By One Track Mind on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009  |  35,934 views


The Big Pink “Dominos” The Big Pink “Dominos”

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“These girls fall like dominos”–so goes the refrain to this track from the upcoming debut full-length by The Big Pink (also known as the London duo of Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell). A Brief History of Love will be released on September 22nd and should find the band comfortable among current and former 4AD labelmates such as Atlas Sound and The Cocteau Twins.

However, the most apt comparison to be made to this band’s thick, dazzling sound comes in the form of fellow Brits Kasabian. As with Kasabian, The Big Pink perfectly negotiate the tenuous terrain between slick, marketable grooves and inspired songwriting and production. If anything, “Dominos” almost sounds too cool, is nearly too perfect. (How long before this track winds up neutered as the background music to a fistful of car commercials and movie trailers, I wonder?)

But if sharing “Dominos” with the rest of the world via an endless licensing stream, it’s a price I’m happy to pay, as this track is a veritable crash course in how to write a killer song. Whether it is that massive hook, the juicy drum beats, the swaying synthesizers, the snarling, accented vocals, or–yes!–that brain-crippling rhythm shift and echoing analog note 1:52 in, this is just brilliant all around. It’s a must-hear, enjoyable in that greatest, easiest, most visceral way, and should mark the start of something great for the Big Pink.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (130 votes, average: 8.66 out of 10)


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8 Comments For This Post

  1. Spaceman Spiff Says:

    Thunderous! Loves it.

  2. Nina Says:

    Instantaneously catchy.

  3. tdog Says:

    great sound but terrible lyrics!

  4. space spliff Says:

    nice! but im with tdog on the lyrics

  5. Nina Says:

    I happen to enjoy the lyrics.

  6. Alexandra Says:

    I love this song! I’ve first heard BIG PINK after stumbling on their song “Velvet” which is something that I recommend listeners to look into & don’t worry, the lyrics in “Velvet” are a better than in this song though I’m not annoyed at the lyrics in this song.

    I like the persistent and heavy beat in this song & the singer’s voice makes it even better. Gonna download this for sure.

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  8. Sues Says:

    Very cool…though I find whenever I play this song I’m doomed to keep repeating (loudly) the chorus throughout my day. So catchy…