#360 Tashaki Miyaki – Cool Runnings

The Winter Olympics, complete as they were with a Jamaican bobsleigh team, have been and gone, but the time is right all the same for a new song by the name of Cool Runnings. Dream-pop merchants Tashaki Miyaki are only too happy to serve it up on a coloured 7″ via their own imprint, Blonde Dog Records. “Cool Runnings is a song about trying to stop the cycle of self sabotage,” said Lucy Miyaki. “I wanted to present that idea lyrically in way that wasn’t too self-serious, as the concept itself is so severe. Levity seemed important lyrically and musically. The original demo was titled “Cool Runnings” by my bandmate Rocky, and I thought it was perfect because that’s what I do when I self sabotage. In some form or another I act like it’s cool and run away.” So, uhm, not about the Jamaican bobsleigh team then. Nevermind.