Portland, Oregon’s Serpentone is an odd-duck in a sea of odd-ducks (that sea being the Portland scene, as it were). There always seems to be a bit of wicked impishness in some aspect of their songs, whether it be in the music (as a counterpoint to the often heavy subject of the lyrics), or in the lyrics themselves (contrasting the often grinding agonies expressed by the music).
Their music’s like one of those conversations that just clicks, and feeds upon itself, showing you meaning in everything that’s said.
And then there’s Serpentone’s Get Free. (Can anyone tell me what a “push mix” is? Bueller? Bueller?) The music’s, for lack of a better description… perky. Good perky, that is. Lively, upbeat, and stripped to the barest essentials of guitar-bass-drums. The lyrics, while matching the music’s feel, deliver the message of the existential angst of, well, life. Monsters and all.
Jeez, I’m talkin loud here, aren’t I? Fuck it. Good song, y’all, check it out. Here’s Serpentone, with their infectious Get Free.