Midday groove: The Books, “I Didn’t Know That”

From the electronic collage-music duo’s latest album The Way Out, this track plays with the erotics of leisure technologies: specifically, golf clubs, tennis balls, and guns. There’s something of the animated GIF in the comforting rituals of these sporting pursuits, the serotonin salary paid by isolated motions. The Books give it all one more crank of the handle and it becomes funny and vaguely unsettling: an 18-hole course deep in the uncanny valley.

[via Pitchfork]

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