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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Premiere: Social Work Wants You to Dance Funny to Their Debut Single, "Funny Dancers"

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Funny dancers rejoice because we've got a song for you. "Funny Dancers" is the debut single from Oakland band, Social Work, and it's the kind of jam that'll get even the most staunch non-dancers out of their chairs and onto their feet. It's an experimental pop jam, replete with brass and drums, as well as dreamy, bleary vocals from singer Madeline Kenney and producer, Will Butler.

"Funny Dancers" is derived from a chopped-and-screwed track of the same name by fellow Oakland band Brass Magic. After a heavy dose of editing and a sprinkling of additions, Butler, who is the frontman and founder of Social Work, churned out this wholly original gem (but decided to keep the original song title for kicks). The only glimmer of the original song, he said, is the brass, which is why he suggests calling the track a "rebrass," rather than a "remix."

Be on the lookout for more fun, danceable tracks from this burgeoning East Bay band (we'll be premiering them here) because they've got plans to collaborate with other Oakland musicians and deliver more delectable songs. 


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