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You Say Party! We Say Die! Charm the ‘Midnight Snake’

The summer isn’t even close to being over, but Christmas has come early. Rejoice in the dance punk merriment of Canadian five-piece You Say Party! We Say Die! as brings you the exclusive U.K. bonus track “Midnight Snake.” Not included on the domestic version of Lose All Time, which drops stateside this week via the Paper Bag imprint, “Midnight Snake” is certainly a charmer.

Excitable bass lines and new wave keyboards frolic through a Converse-shuffling beat as lead singer Becky Ninkovic repeats that “You were my tried / You were my tried and true,” with a world-weary cynicism that steps on Debbie Harry’s toes. A sound that’s part Pretty Girls Make Graves and what Ally Sheedy described growing old would be like in detention hall, “Midnight Snake” makes one a little teary that due to the band’s turmoil with U.S. border officials, YSP! WSD! won’t be playing south of the border until 2011.

Now Hear This: You Say Party! We Say Die! – “Midnight Snake” DOWNLOAD MP3

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You Say Party! We Say Die! at MySpace

Talk: Would you stay up past ‘Midnight’ with You Say Party! We Say Die!?

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