Songs You Should Hear Series :: "I Only Dance When I Want To" by The Spook School
Sounds Like: Allo Darlin' / Diet Cig / Against Me! / Belle and Sebastian
"I Only Dance When I Want To" is a fun song by the band The Spook School. I refuse to say they are "Glasgow-based-indie-rockers" or that "they formed in Edinburgh in 2012" or that "the band write songs about abuse and alienation that transforms them into infectious pop numbers". Because even though all of that is true...every damn review I find about this band starts that way. Bottomline, The Spook School just released their 3rd record titled Could It Be Different? and "I Only Dance When I Want To" is one of those songs you can't get out of your head. Like, for a long time.
My daughter sang "I Only Dance..." for two days straight then asked me to play that "Dancing Lady Song" again. What more needs to be said other than the rest of the record is filled with dark "infectious pop numbers" that add up to a pretty bold celebration of our differences. God knows we need brilliantly catchy, toe-tapping songs in these times of divisiveness and unease. Songs that make you think a bit while you're singing along...or just be nine and like the beat like my daughter. Both are fine. Both are needed.
Really support The Spook School, see them live at one of these fine cities near you: Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fran, Santa Cruz, Highland Park, San Diego, Tucson, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, Carrboro, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Allston, Philly then across the pond to the UK.
The Spook School "I Only Dance When I Want To"
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