Is it too late to add “Kemosabe” to the Top Songs of 2012 list? Shredding guitars and zippy percussion mix in with a soaring, sky-high chorus full of pretty falsettos, an unbelievable hook, and the kind of oomph that’ll make you want to punch the air with your fist. During the bridge, when the song shifts gears for just a second, the way it transitions and allows a momentary breath is mesmerizing. But really, Manchester art-rockers Everything Everything pack a sharp, attacking energy that, from start to finish, keeps the track from losing even just a hint of momentum and keeps you on what feels like an exhilarating roller coaster ride.
“Kemosabe” is the new single off the band’s forthcoming album, Arc, out January 14th.