When I saw that there was a song named ‘Skate or Die’, my mind instantly shot to the FIDLAR end of the music spectrum. Surely this was a song filled to the brim with fuzz and blunt metaphors for getting laid, like ‘…And then I used my hammer on her nail…’ or something.
But instead, I’m pleasantly surprised by a bit of lovely indie rock. ‘Skate or Die’ is incredibly similar to some of Phoneix’s later material, like ‘Entertainment’ minus the frantic strings. Really, ‘Skate Or Die’ is the must deceivingly titled make-out track ever written.