For some silly reason, this song from the French/Canadian via London outfit Plastic Operator has made my day. The song is called "Folder" and I've been hitting repeat on the music video from their website for about a half hour. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon this little gem of a song.
The track has a playful, lo-fi blips mixed with a crashing electronic beat and some gentle strings in the background. The lyrics aren't going to leave my head for the rest of the day. "That's why I copy and paste ... into your folder ... into your folder ... with your name." File under Boards of Canada, Stereo Total and Postal Service.
The video is innovative as well with the animated stick figures in a 3D world.
The heavily accented singer is cracking me up. It's a long story but talking like a French/Canadian or a MacKenzie Brother is always amusing to me. "Let's go get some back bacon, ehh. You hoser." There was a commercial for Nike hockey that featured a French/Canadian goalie in full equipment working in various odd jobs -- dry cleaner, babysitter and cab driver. He would speak in English, but there would be subtitles none-the-less. "Ya knoo, Aye hav ent awl ways ben aye cab dry-ver. I wuz aye go-leee." You know, I haven't always been a cab driver.
Looking over their bio, the leader singer Pieter Van Dessel is Belgium and his partner, Mathieu Gendreau, is from Montreal. All is explained.
Play this song, love it, pass it along, make the world a better place.