I don't listen to the radio much because I'm always on my iPod, but the other day in my friend's car, I heard Grouplove's Tongue Tied on 98.7. I don't know how often stations have been playing this song, but I know that Grouplove are deserving of whatever radio recognition they can get. Never Trust a Happy Song is a solid, fun, catchy debut album, and Tongue Tied is the perfect little taste-test of what Grouplove are all about. The song boasts simple addicting bass lines, a great mix of both acoustic and electric guitar, a little bit of that feel-good-synth and keyboard, and is of course easy to sing-a-long to.
However, right now, I'm actually more in love with the Gigamesh remix of Tongue Tied. The remix just adds a new level of awesome to the song, and turns it from a cheery-indie-pop tune, to a full-fledged dance party track. It reminds me of the way I felt about Friendly Fires' Paris (sweet on its own), when it got the remix treatment with Au Revoir Simone/by Aeroplane (instantly the bees knees). The Gigamesh remix makes me smile, and will probably be one of my summertime anthems this year. I can't wait to blast it by the beach with the sun in my face, or late into the night with my party pants on and my friends by my side.
Summer 2012, you ready?