Bocce Hi Birdbear/Can't Reason Do It?
Published Feb 26, 2007Bocce are hip, Bloc Party hip. They are less Radioheads The Bends gone new wave and more Godspeeds entire family acting immature and being electrocuted. Its easy hearing "Ping Pong Pixel blossoming into the verdant tech-house homage of "Bahai Cassette is Playing at My House (Dadmobile Underwater House), without the choral chanting or satirical name-checking, to say that these guys have the digital range of Do Make Say Think trying to play their way out of an FTP file nobodys opened. Theyve got strings and horns; theyve got a cool-on-paper C.V. of PWYC parties and live associations with some of Canadas most hyped yet underrated acts (Torngat, Caribou, Kids on TV). But its just too easy to give these guys parsimony with all this "credibility at their back. The hater in me is too jaded. The name even gives them a rhetorical retort to PhDs like me and with lines like, "Ill be cumming in your life/in your wife/in a lot of things you own, youd have to be missing the joke to say that a band synonymous with a game of finesse over power cant quite "do it for you. Instead, heres a cheap shot: theyre so hip you know how it feels. (Dad Mobile)