What's the general vibe on senior prom as a concept? Such a touchstone in some ways. So much so, in fact, that the more we think about it, the more its become marginalized. Like as a society are we too cool to get stoked on prom? Are high school seniors chilling on Facebook chat right now, making fun of it while secretly buying tickets and, like, figuring out the illest way to ask a girl to go to a dance that will probably include an ice sculpture? We're all pretty self-aware and over it these days. Smith Westerns included. But that's why "All Die Young" is such a great song. It's anthemic and huge and powerful, and, most importantly, it's genuine. The perfect night ender to your high school dance, but if you're past that point already it wouldn't hurt to throw it on as you drink that last beer at 3:59 AM.
January 07, 2011