Bookmark This: The Books’ “Beautiful People”

Go on an intergalactic ride with “Beautiful People” by American music duo The Books. After a five-year hiatus, their album The Way Out, in which each track “needs to sound like it comes from its own universe,” is set to release July 20!

After listening to “Beautiful People,” you might wonder what just happened. The answer is best described by vocalist Nick Zammuto, who calls it “a sort of euro-disco-trash beat, an orchestra’s worth of sampled brass and lyrics about the twelfth root of two, trigonometry and tangrams.” Still can’t wrap your head around the math? Check out The Books’ Tumblr, where you can read more personal commentary from the musicians themselves, in addition to the “super nerdy” lyrics to the song.

What do you think of the unique sound of “Beautiful People?” Did The Books stumble upon the perfect equation for a summer song?


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Jesslyn 05/17/2010 at 5:48 pm #

    i like they’re sound. 😀

    -Jesslyn Alice <33

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    Macy 05/21/2010 at 4:43 pm #

    I like. Their sound is kinda like a fusion of The Postal Service and Queen which is fantastic!

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    Nichole 05/25/2010 at 5:19 pm #

    They’re soo cool, and funky, and they pull all that off while having good voices and a great sound. they’re awsome!

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    corey 05/31/2010 at 12:19 pm #

    very cool.

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    Kelly 08/07/2010 at 7:48 pm #

    love it!

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