Playing Above Their Weight Class

RacketgirlsLet’s Wrestle have a song that begins with the line “I Wish I was in Hot Chip.” [EDITOR’s POST-PUBLISH NOTE: This is incorrect. The line is “I wish I was in Part Chimp.] ” Hot Chip‘s forthcoming album has a song called “Let’s Wrestle.” [EDITOR’s POST-PUBLISH NOTE: Also incorrect, it’s just called “Wrestlers,” though I do believe at the time (before the album came out) that it was called “Let’s Wrestle.” Anyway.] One had to be the direct result of the other, right? That sort of stuff doesn’t happen by accident. [EDITOR’s POST-PUBLISH NOTE: It does when this writer gets it all wrong.]

Letswrestle
I don’t know the answer to this conundrum, but I do know I like Let’s Wrestle a lot. They’re kind of like Los Campesinos or Art Brut, with a love and deep knowledge of pop music filtering their worldview. The London trio have been around for two years but only released their first single, “Song for Abba Tribute Record,”  back in May on the 7″-only label, Marquis Cha Cha, and features brokenhearted lyrics like “the position that I am in even genocide seems reasonable” with dissonant, Pavement-y jangle. It’s b-side, “I Wish I Was in Husker Du,” got most of the attention, though, and contained the aforementioned Hot Chip reference.

Now on Stolen Recordings (home of Pete & the Pirates and Screaming Tea Party), Let’s Wrestle have released their second single, “I Won’t Lie to You,” and it’s even better. Twice today I’ve listened to it four or five times in a row. Singer WPG is still having girl problems. “No matter how many records I buy, I can’t fill this void.” Within a minute the situation is worse: “The duvet’s on fire, and so’s your hair.” The chorus is catchy and it’s all over with in two and a half minutes.

MP3: Let’s Wrestle – I Won’t Lie to You

3 Comments

  1. Hi I'm Wesley Patrick Gonzalez (WPG) from Let's Wrestle Just wanted to clarify that the first line of 'I Want To Be In Husker Du' is " I Wish I Was In Part Chimp" not Hot Chip. Though Aparently our drummer Darkus Bishop or Louis Scase as it says on his birth certificate allegadly used to hang out with Alexis from Hot Chip when they were very small children, according to his mother.
    i hope this helps and thankyou for the nice things you have said
    -WPG

  2. let's wrestle – let's wrestle (2008)
    01 I won't lie to you
    02 song for abba tribute record
    03 I'm ok you're ok
    04 quazar blues
    05 i want to be in husker du
    06 let's wrestle
    07 song for the man with pica syndrome
    08 insects
    09 music is my girlfriend
    10 joe reddington you'll be the death of me
    Download link: http://www.zshare.net/download/86515841846d6b/

  3. let's wrestle – let's wrestle (2008)
    01 I won't lie to you
    02 song for abba tribute record
    03 I'm ok you're ok
    04 quazar blues
    05 i want to be in husker du
    06 let's wrestle
    07 song for the man with pica syndrome
    08 insects
    09 music is my girlfriend
    10 joe reddington you'll be the death of me
    Download link: http://www.zshare.net/download/86515841846d6b/

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