Geekmusic Track 20: The Grates – Science Is Golden

Science is golden, isn’t it? Okay, so this is a bit of a cheap one, being that science appears in the title and the chorus but otherwise has nothing to do with the song. Or the song has nothing otherwise to do with science– whichever. But still, it’s a sentiment that we geeks can all share. If we can’t, then I dont know if you’re the kind of person I want to be friends with, and I want your Special Friends’ Signal Ring back, Dr. Beta.

The Grates are a three piece outfit from Australia (and, yes, I do listen to bands from places than Australia), founded in 2002 with three studio albums to date, although the drummer girl has been replaced by a drummer boy, and that dulls the warm feelings in my heart, for some reason. I guess I just feel the world needs more drummer girls. This particular video, again, not terribly science-oriented, despite the title, is downright weird. You’ve got dogs singing,  strange hedge maze backdrops, hornets, all paper cutouts. The song has a catchy tune and an upbeat vibe to it, simple lyrics, and a great sense of fun. (Further, I recommend checking out their video for Burn Bridges for further fun weirdness including potato-facing, prego-bomb man balloon angel and pillowthulu!)

Dr. Beta, I was just kidding. You can keep the Special Friends’ Signal Ring.

The Grates’ official homepage

PS. It turns out the drummer has gone on to study to become a chef. I just thought you might be interested to know that.

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