Song of the Week: Army Navy – Crushed Like The Car

Army Navy_Crushed Like the Car_Cover

In his review of The National’s Trouble Will Find Me, The AV Club’s Josh Modell mused on the band’s songwriting: “at first it seems almost free of hooks, then six listens later it’s difficult to get it unstuck.” That sentence perfectly describes the music of LA power-pop group Army Navy, who are gearing up for their third album after a nearly perfect debut and a pretty darn good followup. There’s plenty to love about Army Navy: their spirited energy, the inventiveness of their guitar arrangements, their terrific hooks. But they’ve never had a hit, because their music – likeable and catchy as it is – is a slow earworm that sounds faintly unmemorable on first blush and yet has become utterly addictive by the third spin. If “Crushed Like The Car,” with its steadily evolving chorus and its fantastically unhinged bridge, is any indication, LP3 should mark three in a row for the band, and that deserves some serious accolades. So give the song a chance. Or two.


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