June 20, 2013


Synth Party Perfection: Capital Cities & Andre 3000's "Farrah Fawcett Hair"

Not to oversell this track, but Capital Cities' "Farrah Fawcett Hair" is easily the most joyous and hilarious dance track of the year. Mining the same disco throwback territory as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" but replacing that jam's overpowering libido with a hefty dose of humor, this L.A. synthpop duo have unleashed a masterpiece.

Adding to the awesomeness are vocal contributions from Andre 3000 and Frank Tavares, the latter of whom you may know as the Voice of NPR. While Tavares rattles off the things that make life worth living, Capital Cities jam on a sprightly guitar groove and jubilant synth riff. It's like a dance-party take on Woody Allen's famous "Why is life worth living?" Manhattan monologue.

Listen above and marvel at their ability to make NPR sound unabashedly cool.