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The Boxer Rebellion — Step Out of the Car
Album: The Cold Still
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6.8

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Released: 2011
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Step out of the car
Inner-city action
It's already won
It's already won

Charges bring a swarm
To rumors of corruption
It's already war
It's already war

And I'm looking for you
So surrender to me
In this storm
It's hard to see
There's a thin
line between
Love and hate
Love and hate

Step out of the car
Acts of desperation
Leave you in a mess
Leave you in a mess

Americana's glow
Is gone without a place to go
It's already war
It's already war

And I'm looking for you
So surrender to me
In this storm
It's hard to see
There's a thin
line between
Love and hate
Love and hate

Voices winning me instead
Undercover in my head
Voices winning me instead
Triggers pointed at my head

Step out of the car
Step out of the car
Step out of the car
Step out of the car
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Compelling;  how haven't I heard this before?
Just came here to turn off the Hip when much to my surprise, the Boxer's! Still don't like it though, so.... PSD.
 Proclivities wrote:
There is a clear resemblance there - an homage?  I hadn't noticed that much of a vocal similarity on their other stuff.
 
I'm also hearing some Gord Downie (Tragically Hip) this time.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Morrissey on vocals?

 
There is a clear resemblance there - an homage?  I hadn't noticed that much of a vocal similarity on their other stuff.
Fools me every time...Best Hip sound on a non-Hip song ever.
Morrissey on vocals?
{#Motor} {#Motor} {#Motor}
 NorthernLad wrote:
It IS very Tragic.  And very Hip.
It's like the Edge got lost canoeing near Bobcaygeon

 
Speaking of the Tragically Hip, sad news regarding Gord Downie this a.m. (incurable brain cancer) {#Cry}
It IS very Tragic.  And very Hip.
It's like the Edge got lost canoeing near Bobcaygeon

            
                    Holy!  Mosey on the ground.
                            See or fly. 
 BigIslandBlues wrote:
C'mon Bill, humour us. Follow this up with some good old Tragically Hip.

 
Agreed. Really sounds like Gord Downie on this track...
 jasongoforth wrote:
this is cool but it almost sounds like Morrissey singing Radiohead's 15 Step {#Bananajam}
 
Today Bill followed this with "How Soon Is Now".  I love RP.
this is cool but it almost sounds like Morrissey singing Radiohead's 15 Step {#Bananajam}
 
{#Frustrated}
Nice
Upgrade. 7->8.
There. I've gotten that off my chest.
{#Bananajam}
Do really enjoy this tune, especially when it's not over played (like when it came out).  Album itself not so much for me.
Growing on me. 6 --> 7
awesome.   Totally Hip-like.  And that's not easy to be.
{#Beat}
 jules44 wrote:
Thought it was Tragically Hip......hey....more Hip please!
 

That was my first reaction too.

Radiohead, ..., 

The driving rhythm reminds me of the Doves.

Somebody else said 'zippy'.  

 

Usually when folks refer to so many other accomplished and successful artists in an attempt to 'pin down the sound', it is a positive signal.


HA! I heard the Morrissey as well...William, you dum dum...Hilarious. I almost spat cereal onto the keyboard. 
keeps reminding me of the HIP too - one of my Most fav bands!
This is not The Hip ?


 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Nice. 'Hip-like.
 

yes...in a good way.
Nice. 'Hip-like.
 ziakut wrote:

Yep I hear it...but he would need a bit more angst and far more depressing lyrics. The title would have to add something like "Step Out of the Car, William, You Dum Dum".
 



LOL! This post made me laugh, love it.
My whole trailer park LOVES The Boxer Rebellion!

The band, not the war. 
 cayenne wrote:
Cover of Being and Time - Martin Heidegger
 

Don't go there.  Don't do it.   {#Stop}

(damn thing almost killed me) 
Quite likable is a good way of saying how I feel about this one.
C'mon Bill, humour us. Follow this up with some good old Tragically Hip.
 Byronape wrote:

Morissey with The Stone Roses as a backup band.

 
Yep I hear it...but he would need a bit more angst and far more depressing lyrics. The title would have to add something like "Step Out of the Car, William, You Dum Dum".
Just bought this CD...lovin it !
Good album. Great band.
Zippy and cool.
Gomer Pyle?
I still think it sounds like kd lang's grunge band, great song!
 jhorton wrote:
Morrissey + Sonic Youth=Goodness!
 
I was definitely getting a Smiths vibe.
love the groove.  very catchy.  and the way they create an ominous or portentous feeling w/ the hook.  step outta the car indeed...
Holy crap me too.

 
fineweber wrote:
Ditto!!

 
tbgarratt wrote:
Thought for sure that was Gord Downie on vocals
 
 


The tune started up as a Feist  . . . . then all the cylinders fired up . .
 fredriley wrote:

"Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table. "

- Monty Python (YouTube vid of sketch)
 
I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who thought of that.
Morrissey + Sonic Youth=Goodness!
 tbgarratt wrote:
Thought for sure that was Gord Downie on vocals
 
Singer Nathan Nicholson is originally from Tennesse, but this could be a rip/roaring Hip song like Fire in the Hole or All Tore Up.


what a great new Foo Fight...wait...
I'm liking what I hear from this band on RP!
wish i had a nickel for every time i've been asked to do that.
Ditto!!

 
tbgarratt wrote:
Thought for sure that was Gord Downie on vocals
 


Thought for sure that was Gord Downie on vocals
Awesome! I had forgotten about that sketch.

 
fredriley wrote:

"Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table. "

- Monty Python (YouTube vid of sketch)

 


 cayenne wrote:
Cover of Being and Time - Martin Heidegger
 
"Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table. "

- Monty Python (YouTube vid of sketch)

Cover of Being and Time - Martin Heidegger
 BigIslandBlues wrote:

Hip check.......more Hip required.

 
I thought it was the Hip at first as well. More hip would be welcomed!

 jules44 wrote:
Thought it was Tragically Hip......hey....more Hip please!
 
Hip check.......more Hip required.

Love the bass on this. Reminds me of basslines from the lo-fi, indie mid-90s
I like the groove of this; very Hippish, I agree. I also agree with the Morrisey comment. This isn't such a big selling point with me, but I know lots of people who love him.

Cover art made me think of this old album gathering dust in my collection...

 jules44 wrote:
Thought it was Tragically Hip......hey....more Hip please!
 
Very Hippy!


8 {#Arrow} 9

yeah.. they're somewhere between the Hip and Cold Play
 newwavegurly wrote:
Um, anyone else hearing shades of Morrissey here?
 
Pylon.
 newwavegurly wrote:
Um, anyone else hearing shades of Morrissey here?
 
Morissey with The Stone Roses as a backup band.

awesome

8
 
sounds a bit like morrissey in the vox.

edit: so why do i always think sonic youth at the front end?

 jules44 wrote:
Thought it was Tragically Hip......hey....more Hip please!
 
me too, two times 
{#Bananapiano}  


 
Thought it was Tragically Hip......hey....more Hip please!
Um, anyone else hearing shades of Morrissey here?
Rather Radioheadish.