You ever notice the the songs that make you want to dance the most are the ones where they sing about dancing? That seems like kind of cheating on some subliminal shit, don’t you think? That’s true even if the song is about not dancing, or as is the case in this electrifying three minute cut from NYC’s Skaters, wanting to dance, but not knowing how. Something tells me that’s false modesty here, anyone who can write a song that picks you up by the scruff of your neck and tosses you out into the middle of the floor like this one must at least have a step or two at their disposal. Then again, I’ve seen Skaters utility man Dan Burke (also of Viva Viva) up in the club, and he’s not exactly a young John Travolta (no offense pal).
Most of us may not end up looking quite as good as star of the video Maria Batista while doing it, but we’re certainly going to try our best tonight when Skaters perform as part of the stacked lineup for the Noisey CMJ showcase at Santos Party House along with Team Spirit, The Orwells, and a bunch more. Skaters also play at the Bowery Ballroom later tonight. Download their EP here.