With its honking keys ostensibly reminiscent of The Black Parade, its skidding guitars of Suck It And See and its wildly impatient lyricisms of “animals trapped, trapped, trapped ’til the cage is full” redolent of a certain Karen O, for once a Regina Spektor song isn’t immediately identifiable thus. But as even she soothes midway through You’ve Got Time, “Taking steps is easy/ Standing still is hard” and from a creative perspective, it sounds as though the Bolshie anti-folkstress’ feet have grown itchy. Penned in aid of Netflix’ original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, it’s all a little removed from Spektor’s readily perceptible comfort zone – as is the burst of tremolo guitar to interfere two thirds of the way through – although if “everything is different the second time around” then it’s one which only grows into itself with repeated exposure much unlike Jenji Kohan’s aforesaid series is believed to be.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 21 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 23 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 23 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 1 day ago from web