Phoning It In: “Aaa”

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They Might Be Giants have resurrected their ingenious Dial-A-Song concept by streaming a new song each week of 2015 at www.dialasong.com. MAGNET’s Matthew Fritch reviews them all.

“Aaa” hits the ground running and doesn’t slow down, embracing the thrill of the chase. Uncovering frightening truths, the madness behind human curiosity—that’s what “Aaa” is getting at (and simultaneously running from). “Aaa” is not about roadside assistance; you’re thinking of another thing. There’s a lot of things about Dial-A-Song you don’t know anything about. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.

File-A-Song: 8/10