Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Kaw-Liga”

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Published on: June 1, 2012

I can almost definitely assure you that this is the first ‘track of the week’ that can fall in the dreaded genre of country music. GASP. I know, I’m just as surprised as you are, but I would like to thank dear Wes Anderson for this Nerdist breakthrough. My newfound obsession, that’s right, OBSESSION with his new film, Moonrise Kingdom, has inspired my new love for Hank Williams and his song Kaw-Liga.

Though country today has been tainted with the likes of Taylor Swift and other poppy kid-sations, I will never grow old of some good ‘ol fashioned bluegrass. Beginning with heavy drums and his raspy man vocals, the song tells a story about a lonely wooden Indian who had his heart set on an Indian maiden who never knew about the toy Indian’s love. He still wishes he was a pine tree. It’s a very sad notion, but one that fits in perfectly with a theme of the movie. I will not reveal any spoilers, but this song captured my heart while watching Bill Murray fight with Bruce Willis.

This is just one of the many lovely pieces of music in the film. I have discovered a Spotify playlist with a few compiled, so I urge you all to listen!

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