Miami Dolphins - "Fluoride" (audio) (premiere)

by A Noah Harrision

22 August 2017

Miami Dolphins offer up angular guitars, funk bass and schnozzy talk singing for the iPhone generation on new single "Fluoride".
Photo: Joe Clark 

There’s a foul air around wrinkling our bodies and rotting our teeth
The government is releasing chemicals from jet planes to control the weather?
They say if you’re doing nothing wrong you’ve got nothing to worry about
But I still put tape over my laptop’s camera because, I mean, you never know

That’s how seriously goofy Minneapolis act Miami Dolphins kick off their new single, “Fluoride”. The herky-jerky quirk of their upcoming album conjures a sea of comparisons—Deerhoof for starters, but with the alt ’90s haircut of Speedy Ortiz and math pop attention span of Buke and Gase. Equally, they draw from the whacked-out, turn-of-the-70s America, like Georgia’s B-52s or Ohio’s Devo. Call it zolo if you like. Angular guitars, funk bass and schnozzy talk singing for the iPhone generation.
Here’s what the band has to say about the song:

“Without the proper context through which to understand your surroundings, you are essentially blind. Despite both naturally occurring and added fluoride in the water many of us still have bad teeth. What’s your favorite type of candy? Patrick from the Miami Dolphins prefers Haribo’s Fruit Salad. Beth prefers Twizzlers Nibs. Joe particularly likes Good & Plenty. Zack cannot get enough of the delightful candy known as Nerds Rope. For what it’s worth, we are not necessarily advocating for literal murder in this song. After all, violence is the language of the oppressor, although some would posit that the jury is out on whether one can supersede the violent logic of the oppressor when liberating the masses…”

Water Your Waiting For releases September 8th via FPE Records (“for practically anyone”).

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