Maybe it’s because I just watched SNL, but I hear hints—and by hints I mean a healthy heaping dose—of Japanese Breakfast when I throw on Homephone’s debut album Melon Collie.
This album is the fresh baked cookies of indie rock. There’s something about it that reminds me of a warm chocolate chip cookie melting in my mouth. It just feels right.
So warm—so gooey—that all your problems will melt away as you rollerblade down the boardwalk of life— summer breeze gently caressing your face and combing through your hair.
And when the warm gooeyness dwindles, you’re surprised with the all too familiar pop and sizzle of a mouthful of Pop Rocks. And once the cacophony of that modern miracle of food science that has plagued suburban moms for decades dies down, you are once again surprised by another bite of cookie.
But this makes no sense, you might say. Pop Rocks and chocolate chip cookies don’t mix, that’d be disgusting, you might say. Well, that is where you are wrong, my friend.
Yes, in the real world—in the culinary world—I am vomiting in my mouth at the thought of eating a chocolate chip cookie within an hour of Pop Rocks on either side of the equation. However, melody and groove do not follow the rules of gastronomy. They adhere to the rules of rock, and the rules of rock dictate that chocolatey goodness of warm cookies and the sizzling fruitiness of Pop Rocks combine to consummate their union with a delightful, consensual experience. And in this case, one that wisps you away on a 38 minute journey to a real life musical Candyland of Pop Rocks and chocolate chip cookies.
1. Meadow Drive
3. Cherry Seeds
7. Dandelion Fields
9. Fever Dreams
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2. Idle Eyes
8. Roly Poly
10. Kaleidoscope Roses