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Jenny - Walk the Moon

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Legbamel Not-Pop

Last year's "i want! i want!" from Walk the Moon slid under my radar until recently but I'm so glad it finally pinged my musical sensibilities. Their catchy, danceable, indie pop makes me bounce around the living room like a goon with a big grin on my face, none of the songs more than Jenny, which has been stuck in my head for days.

Maybe it's the witty lyrics ("Jenny's got a body just like an hourglass" followed by sand metaphors and then a "I won't take it from you, I'll let you give it to me" at the end). Maybe it's the fact that the guys sound like they're having a great time. And maybe it's the fact that I've watched a fair few live videos and it's not the production that makes Walk the Moon sound great.

They released a version called Jenny's Got a... on the "Anthem" EP in 2008 but their sound is so much more polished on "i want! i want!" There's more drive to the drums, more jangle to the guitar, and the keyboards really shine. Have a listen, and if you like this one try I Can Lift a Car and Tightrope. The enunciation in the latter really makes the chorus.

Jenny by Walk the Moon on Grooveshark

3 Responses so far.

  1. Brittany says:

    You can listen to Walk the Moon and very quickly get carried away - and I mean that in THE BEST way possible. Watching these webisodes of the guys had me in a trance; brought back memories of when I saw them live a few months back. http://bit.ly/KISLEz. Cant wait for the new album! Great post!! :D

  2. Thanks for posting that! It was nice to see them having as much fun performing as it sounds like they are on studio recordings.

    I've still got the song stuck in my head and I've listened to an awful lot of them over the last few weeks.

  3. Emma says:

    I can't get enough of these guys! I've been constantly streaming "I Can Lift A Car" off their site, and definitely can't wait to see them in August!! http://walkthemoonband.com/news/2012/06/12/letterman-exclusive-stream-of-i-can-lift-a-car/

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