The Populars

The Populars

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THE POPULARS release their first album, the vindicator LP. Produced by Thomas Ryder Payne, the vindicator LP sounds as sci-fi as it does lo-fi. Drenched in furious guitar and spine-tingling feedback the album is inexplicably riddled with hooks and melody.

Biography

Now, 3 years since parting ways with seminal roots-rocker MIKE PLUME, THE POPULARS release their first album, the vindicator LP. Produced by Thomas Ryder Payne, the vindicator LP is the record THE POPS have dreamed of making. A rock album like no other- the vindicator LP, sounds as sci-fi as it does lo-fi. Drenched in furious guitar, spine-tingling feedback, synth pads and digital noise, the album is inexplicably riddled with hooks and melody-and showcases a young band full of veterans. THE POPS have defined their band, their sound and their lives in a 12 song volume. The record starts with an invitation to the complacent that dare to believe otherwise – “Hurry Up and Die”. From the moment the track starts-until it's blazing finish-THE POPS intent is clear. Musical revolution. the vindicator LP, is our defining moment as musicians" Meck explains. "We have vindicated ourselves- proven our worth as artists to ourselves."

Lyrics

Hurry Up And Die

Written By: The Populars

These things I do for you
That I let you do to me
I know that it’s just for a while
Whatever you got I want
Baby, you’re not so hot
I’ll give a kiss and a smile

So I wish you’d hurry up and die

Most of the time I will say that you’re mine,
because given an inch, well, I’ll take a mile
So I wish you’d hurry up and die

With my touch, I paralyze you
With my scent, hypnotize you
In the end it’s what I get,
and in the end I’m glad we met

I’ve got some plans to make
Here in my hand, to take
This hourglass sand…
Hourglass sand….

I wish you’d hurry up and die
Die!

Megalove

Written By: The Populars

I got megalove
Even though you got the skeleton key
You ain’t ever gonna get it from me
I got megalove

I’ll build a bridge of fire
Land a plane in the sea
I’ll be your murder for hire
You ain’t ever gonna get it from me
I got megalove
I got megalove

Even though you got the skeleton key
You ain’t ever gonna get it from me

I’ll be your starving artist
I won’t draw lines in the sand
I’ll be your bullshit artist
I’ll even trump up the plan
I make my love the strongest
You ain’t ever gonna get it, man!

I got megalove
Even though you got the skeleton key
You ain’t ever gonna get it from me

Smart Bomb

Written By: The Populars

Some days
It seems like were not meant for me to breathe
With these bricks
Red and falling like October leaves

I’ve got you on the radar screen
Arming a smart bomb
The sounds from all those miles away
Say I’m the unlucky
Am I the unlucky one

Today you had megatons of news for me
As I watched your rockets crashing down around my feet

I’ve got you on the radar screen
Arming a smart bomb
The sounds from all those miles away
Say I’m the unlucky one
Tracing the trajectory
Arming a smart bomb
And bracing to be a casualty
Will I be the only
Will I be the only one

Yeah, these days
I’m torn between my pride and lunacy
And my face
Is red and falling like October leaves

I’ve got you on the radar screen
Arming a smart bomb
The sounds from all those miles away
Say I’m the unlucky one
Tracing the trajectory
Arming a smart bomb
And bracing to be a casualty
Will I be the only
Will I be the only one

Discography

"The Vindicator LP" (Kindling Music, 2006)

Set List

These Days
Broken arm brigade
Ho- hum
The Shadow that you cast
Darkhorse
Away from it all
Hurry up and die
Head in the stars
Savior
Always without
Megalove
Everything you are