Vancougar's "Obvious"

by John Bohannon

11 October 2008

 

What happens when a four-piece girl group discovers Rainer Maria and ‘50s Motown vocal harmonies? They form a group called Vancougar, featuring members of Cinch and Pink Mountaintops. These Canadian belles have honed their own brand of power pop that will gladly fit among the other Canadian imports into the U.S. scene over the past several years.

“Obvious” is their most direct statement off their sophomore release on Mint Records, Canadian Tuxedo; it kicks off with a driving fuzz bass line, but don’t be fooled. As soon as the vocals kick in it becomes a simple melodic chant based around the lyric “It’s so obvious to me / We were meant to be in love.” Sound cheesy? Well, it kind of is. Cheesy in the way your grandpa tells a story about the five feet of snow he had to walk to school in—might be false, but it still sounds awesome.

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