Another contemporary — well, a year old — Song of the Day. What happened was, I liked Feel It Still on the radio, and liked that it quoted from Please Mr. Postman, and when I went looking for video to see what Portugal. The Man were like live, the first I found featured a stage surrounded by projected words reading “NO COMPUTERS UP HERE, JUST LIVE INSTRUMENTS”. So I was hooked.

NO COMPUTERS UP HERE (Feel it Still)

I dunno, they’re from Alaska, the singer’s got a crystalline countertenor, they’re not that dynamic live, the vocal arrangements are sharper than any razor. It’s got a beat, you could dance to it. My eleven-year-old daughter can sing along, thinks they’re almost as good as Taylor Swift. The official video has 142,996,379 views as of this writing. It’s short! And that’s absolutely all I know.

This is part of the Song of the Day series (background).

Links · Spotify playlist. This tune on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes. Live video with that NO COMPUTERS opening; check the vocal flourish at 2:04. Bonus: Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes and some other band. Last and best, the Marvelettes live at the Apollo in 1962.


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