Track of the Day: 'Pull The Lever'

Past TracksGoddamn Electric Bill is the wonderful moniker of a one-man band from sunny San Diego, California. Jason Torbert happens to be that man, and he's been knocking about that local scene for the better part of the last seven years.

This song falls into the same sunny, melodic category as Delorean and other chillwave acts, but it's not aimed at the dance floor, at least not explicitly. The layered synths, double-dutch rhythms, and vocals buried deep in reverb celebrate being young and free, but this particular track also shimmers like the surface of a swimming pool on a blistering summer day. You don't really need to follow the plot; you can just enjoy the breeze and let it float by.

It would seem too easy to say that "Pull The Lever" is cinematic. But it also happens to be true. Literally. This is one of two GDEB songs on the soundtrack of a film, Like Crazy, that appeared in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival. And we'll all be hearing more from GDEB in the months to come. His latest album, Jazz, is due out tomorrow. I, for one, can't wait.



On iTunes: Goddamn Electric Bill / "Pull the Lever"

new track button.png

>

Presented by

Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?

Video

The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

Video

Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing

Video

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

Video

Social Media: The Video Game

What if the validation of your peers could "level up" your life?

Video

The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

More in Entertainment

Just In