Track of the Day: 'Pull The Lever'

More

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

>

Jump to comments
Presented by

Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

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

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In