April 9, 2014

Track: Calamity Jane - "Everyone's An Idiot"

Calamity Jane’s latest track is dedicated to every eye roll in the history of ever.

Calamity Jane’s "Everyone’s An Idiot" has finally given me an answer for why I (mostly) hate humanity. Every time I see someone put out their cigarette on the pavement, or watch a guy do burnouts across the school parking lot only to get caught in the act by the principal a mere thirty seconds later, I’ve felt a tickling at the back of my throat. Was it my gag reflex sneaking up on me? Was I about to puke at the near sight of all these idiots? Maybe it was just a cough? No, and as of the release this single, Calamity Jane has brought me into the light: that tickling feeling was my tonsils searching for a tune to hum quietly in the background of everybody else’s idiocy. The only words I could make out in this entire song were “woke up / wrong side / it’s so ugly / burnt toast / traffic”, followed by some indecipherable shrieks about how everyone's an idiot. If that alone doesn’t do it for you, the image of this four-piece spitting out this track in a garage somewhere in Philly will snatch you up and shove you straight into the front row at their next show. Calamity Jane are encrusted with the DIY attitude every punk band needs, and after a once through of this single, you’ll be taking the oath and ripping off the sleeves of your denim jacket yourself.


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Madalyn Trewin, a scrawny Australian teenager, who is feeding her obsession with dogs, David Lynch and Daniel Johnston twenty-four hours a day. If not that, she's writing about things she likes and saturating her friends in glitter so she can take photos of them to post onto her blog.