The Furr – “Raygun Love”
West Virginia band The Furr has been building up a nice little following on their Facebook page over the last few weeks, which is a bit interesting given the fact that they have yet to release any material. Well, all that changes today. Rewarding their audience for its good faith, this psych-pop four-piece is now ready to show everyone what they’ve been working on.
Earlier this week band member Liz Pavlovic (also of Decoder fame) sent me two tracks. The first track “Raygun Love” is a creepy little ditty about an interplanetary love affair. It’s a simple song with sci-fi synthesizers and Liz singing about falling in love with an alien traveler that totally sells the track. Check out what Liz had to say about the song and then catch the premiere below:
“This is the first song I’ve ever ‘written’ (lyrics) that I’ve played with a full band, so that’s very exciting for me. I’d had the first two opening lines, ‘When I met you / you told me you loved me’ going around and around in my head for awhile but didn’t know what to do with it, so when Eli suggested I write some song lyrics I decided to use those lines but take it in a non-cheesy direction, i.e. an alien boyfriend who I want to marry but am a little afraid of at the same time. The dudes came up with the melody and I added in some basic drums; I think what they did with it fit my lyrics perfectly. It’s still weird to hear myself singing on a song, but I’m happy with the way it turned out… sort of B-52s meets Young Marble Giants.”
If you dig this track then head over to Cactus-Mouth today to catch the premiere of “2 A.M.”, the second of the two tracks I was talking about. Shameless, I know. Deal with it.