I discovered the worst band ever and I can’t stop listening to them. Their style perfectly encapsulates the cynical whatever-attitude that I cultivate myself. They are Slothrust and are not suitable for the squeamish and the sensitive.
First I stumbled upon 7:30 am with the refrain “I’m gonna leave you anyway”. This stabs in all the right places. Leaving and/or being left behind is the natural conclusion to all things. I love lyrics that say “I’m gonna leave you anyway” rather than “I love you forever”. I advise not to watch the probably intentionally horrendous video and let the song play in the background instead.
Their next song I idly clicked on is “In a Sexual Way”, which is why I clicked on it. Do watch the video and take note of the irresistibly deadpan presentation on the part of the singer. Her totally indifferent expression excellently counterpoises her words. Speaking of which, the band’s lyrics seem to have the habit of juxtaposing the genius, the ludicrous and the idiotic, which works in surprisingly good ways.
The band’s singer is not even much of a singer (I say this with affection, as a person who can’t keep the tune of her own national anthem if her not being shot depended on it)—and apparently, she couldn’t care less. It’s a refreshing thing to have when you wish to opt out of the deadening mainstream.
Finally, here is what appears to be a cover version, called “Happy Together”. It’s a brilliant show of emotion without showing emotion. Should the lyrics be sung and heard at their face value, they would likely make me want to hurt myself. Slothrust’s self-sneering interpreter’s brutal expression has the lyrics sound sarcastic—what she sings is rubbish and she knows it.