Ghormeh Sabzi

"Black Friday" Is Ghormeh Sabzi Fucking Your Idea of Holiday Music In the Skull

Posting holiday-themed music really isn't something we expect to do often here at The Deli, but we'll be fucked if we're not about to put up the second seasonal track in a week. This time we've got a weird-ass indie rock track about that very most truly American of holidays, Ghormeh Sabzi's new single "Black Friday." The irreverent, hard track is a big mixed-up sound collage that's got everything from big pounding guitars to snarling, to vocals a bit like a more-punk more-angry Billy Corgan, to a dystopic newscaster-style sample about the fucked up day in question to (what ends up being the weirdest element) a fierce-playing gypsy element to the song complete with violins and tinny acoustic string instruments. Hell, if I was trying to pick out any element that really sounded like any other group, I'd say the vocal delivery and complexity are somewhat reminiscent of Destroyer, but that really won't tell you what this group or this strange, good track is like.

Ghormeh Sabzi is that off on its own path with this one, dicking around in the Woods of Musical Weirdness having a goddamn good time getting fucked up with its weird self. There's a bridge in the middle that does little more than nod at the concept of being a traditional, pretty pop bridge and is instead just more weird fun, and that musical shaking of the dick at rules is a good encapsulation of what this most un-corny of holiday songs is about. For those who think holiday music is only ever hateful schtick, "Black Friday" is a track that might just shake up that stereotype for you nice and hard. Get on it here below.