I was recently watching the newest Puma spots that are getting serious airtime on multiple stations, and I thought to myself, “where have I heard that song before?”, so I did some researching. Then it hit me: All four 15 second commercials feature the catchy, quality track “For Energy Infinite” by Mazarin, who sadly recently called it quits. Then it hit me again: I had seen Mazarin perform the song live when they opened for The Walkmen at 9:30 in DC way back last June. Then it hit me yet again: I had downloaded their 2005 effort, We’re Already There, right after the concert yet had never really given it a listen. Then it hit me once more: The album is awesome. Not only is “For Energy Infinite” an upbeat, radio-ready single, but “The New American Apathy” is one of the more beautiful songs I’ve heard in a good long time. I just can’t get enough of every single part of the song. The album as a whole is quite well put-together and refined, and somehow slipped through the ATG cracks, but not anymore. Now I’m hitting myself for sleeping on this album.
Mazarin // Buy We’re Already There