Cobra Starship Cynically ‘Smile’

Though not exactly subjects of some of the blogosphere’s scathinggossip just yet, Cobra Starship have certainly seen their fair sharefame, fortune, and celebrity — in doubt thanks to labelmates and mediatargets Fall Out Boy, the leader of which, Patrick Stump, produced theband’s forthcoming LP, ¡Viva La Cobra!. And album gem, theeclectic, dance-floor ready rocker “Smile for the Paparazzi,” appearsto be an ode to the hangers on and celebrity whores the band haveexperienced first hand. “Party queens if you want to be seen taking ashit where you sleep then smile real wide for the paparazzi,” beltsfrontman Gabe Saporta.

The tune, an eclectic mash up of Top 40Latin-flavor and hard rockin’ sing-alongs, rolls out with a series ofacoustic snaps, giving way to a thick chorus of fuzzed out guitars,clunky and effected keys and finally a bouncy, funky instrumental. Asurefire hit amongst aspiring Jersey girls and Lohan-lovin’ partygoersnationwide, “Smile for the Paparazzi” weds Timberlake-esque jangles andrhymes with ample arena filling thrust for the rocker set. Pick upCobra Starship’s sophomore set ¡Viva La Cobra! when it hits store shelves Oct. 23 courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. Say cheese!

Now Hear This:
Cobra Starship – “Smile for the Paparazzi” WINDOWS MEDIA


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