September 12 2012
Bummer Summer / Teen Dreamz Sep 12 2012
Double sided beauty from the brothers Shoaib and Zeb of PO PO. As a two man group they’ve been zeroing in on a sound that combines their live instrumentation with the electronic programming that they’ve been been cranking out on an old tower PC (watch for their mixtape soon!). This single gives a perfect look into the crosshairs of that PO PO world with two very different tracks.
“Bummer Summer” is a no brainer, it had to come out now. As Derek Miller from Sleigh Bells says “more radical weirdness from the bros for what may prove to be the last summer ever. Like Leo in Titanic said: make it count.” Can’t believe he worked in a Titanic quote, but in general, YES! “Bummer Summer” is one of PO PO’s poppiest and prettiest tracks- despite the title and lyrics that may or may not say “I’ll watch you die” – it’s one of those feel good melancholy songs that sounds best soaked in 97 degree humidity. Or looking at the sky from the hood of a car or zoning the hell out somewhere for no good reason.
The intro to “Teen Dreamz” sounds like a duet between the Hammer of Thor in hell and a 5000 watt call to prayer speaker that’s been screwed down to negative speed. It was called the “Epic Intro Song” for a while for a reason, but stick around for the drop cause it’s worth it. After a minute, “Teen Dreamz” falls into a mind numbing half time beat while Zeb’s falsetto vocals roll around with the drones from the intro, and the whole thing makes you feel like you just ate a pound of mushrooms. “Teen Dreamz” finds the line of being uniquely heavy withough being obnboxious or grating; needless to say we love this.