The Philistines Jr. “If I Did Nothing But Train For Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics”

By Emily Becker on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011  |  549 views

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The Philistines Jr. “If I Did Nothing But Train For Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics” The Philistines Jr. “If I Did Nothing But Train For Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics”

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The Philistines Jr. is more than just a Connecticut-based pop trio. On “If I Did Nothing But Train For Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics” they dare to ask a question that many of us have (in our weakest moments) at least considered. But forget about your pal who is constantly rambling about his Masters Swimming accomplishments – these three had the guts to put their deluded musings into song.

Never mind the feats of strength, Philistines Jr. would be a shoo-in to medal if the competition were to create smart power pop. Though “If I Did Nothing” begins with a light, almost jazzy intro, the song soon unfolds into a well-crafted ditty with a rhythm section that’s so tight you could bounce a quarter off its bass line. Rather than becoming a vehicle for endless testosterone-fueled braggadocio, “If I Did Nothing” includes an ingratiating dose of self-doubt: “All these things that I worry about / make me feel so left out,” before it ends with the perfect New Year’s resolution for any pragmatist: “I’ve got to learn to be more realistic.”

“If I Did Nothing” is available on If A Band Plays in the Woods…?, the first new material from the Philistines Jr. in nine years, which Tarquin Records released this past October.

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