“Your Eyes or Something Like Them” is Tacono Gate’s Love Song for Someone That Makes You Forget the Tedium of Everyday Life

Tacono Gate’s song “Your Eyes or Something Like Them” sounds like a reinvention of an 80s synth pop song rendered in a glorious lo-fi aesthetic. But the opening guitar riff echoing ever so slightly sets the stage for what is a strange journey from a melancholic and almost morbid indie rock vibe into a song like a Silver Jews song gone Goth. The processing on the vocals later in the song gives them an alien quality that pairs well with the introduction of dreamlike synths hovering back and forth in a simple progression like something cribbed from a Molly Nilsson song as interpreted by John Maus but repurposed for this bizarrely romantic song of longing for someone dearly missed in that moment. And who can’t relate to the sentiments about going through one’s everyday routines and and thing “every song sounded the same” and “all the people look so strange to me” because they can’t compare to someone who you know gets it or at the very least is interesting enough to set themselves so much apart of the run of the mill mundane experience that don’t hold your attention. If this is a love song it’s at least one that is unabashedly eccentric and tonally and dynamically colors outside the usual songwriting lines without crossing over into outsider territory. Listen to “Your Eyes or Something Like Them” on Spotify and follow Tacono Gate at the links below.

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Author: simianthinker

Editor, primary content provider for this blog. Former contributor to Westword and The Onion.

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