What Life Sounds Like #18 - “Somebody” by Jukebox the Ghost
Been waiting for the official release of this song since it first started streaming on NPR. Hell, I’ve had it stuck in my head since I saw them open for Jack’s Mannequin in January. NPR called it a “danceable song of longing,” and all I can say is cheers to that.
There aren’t many albums on my 2012 most anticipated list. The Shins and Say Anything were on it, and I picked those new discs up in March — both were very good. One of my all time favorites and the band currently at the top of the oh-my-god-how-have-I-not-seen-these-guys-live list is The Gaslight Anthem, who are coming out with a new summer album called Handwritten. Beyond that, there’s nothing really to look forward to — except for Jukebox the Ghost’s upcoming Safe Travels.
These guys have only gotten better since the release of their 2008 major debut Live and Let Ghosts, and if “Somebody” and “Oh, Emily” are any clue, they’re on a roll. (By the way, you can download “Oh, Emily” on JTG’s website FOR FREE. Get on that.)
One of these days, Jukebox is gonna blow up and top the charts, and I’m going to shake my head, smile and say I told you so. Give it a listen.