[MP3] The Checks – “Candyman Shimmer”

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♫ The Checks – Candyman Shimmer

My favorite New Zealand band The Checks are back and I couldn’t be more pumped! These guys dropped on of the best (and most under-acknowledged) albums of 2009. Candyman Shimmer is a winding slow burner that gets under your skin and makes itself at home. But forget my words, the band’s own description can’t be beat.

“Candyman Shimmer” is really all about you and your stinking mate in a clapped out 1.3 litre Fiat Uno chain smoking cigarettes hooning past two slick fellas in expensive suits cruising the motorway in a silver Porche. You pull your blue jumper over your eyes as you boost along and think about the Barbados coastline.

See, a new jam and some new vocabulary words! Learning was never this much fun. New Checks album is slated for a November release in NZ so start saving for that plane ticket.

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