Friday, September 16, 2011

Jukebox Friday: School is Cool - In Want Of Something

School is Cool is a baroque pop quintet formed in Antwerp in 2009. The members are Johannes Genard (vocals, guitar, bass drum), Andrew Van Ostade (floor tom, glockenspiel), Matthias Dillen (drums), Toon Van Baelen (bass guitar) and Nele Paelinck (keyboard, violin, glockenspiel).

School is cool. (Source: last.fm)

The band shot to fame by winning Humo's Rock Rally, the country's biggest contest for unsigned artists, in 2010. Held bi-annually since 1978, the competition has provided a breakthrough platform for a multitude of bands such as dEUS, The Black Box Revelation, Milow, Arid, Das Pop, and Admiral Freebee.

One month after their victory in Humo's Rock Rally, School is Cool released their first single, "New Kids In Town". The song topped Studio Brussel's De Afrekening chart for six consecutive weeks.

This summer, while appearing at festivals all over Belgium, the band released their second single, "In Want Of Something". The disturbing video for the single was directed and edited by Daan Van Baelen (full credits on the YouTube page).

School is Cool's debut album, Entropology, is slated for a 2011 release.




Monday, back to school
life is boring without rules.
Tuesday going out,
all you gotta do is shout
‘li-li-lililili’

Wednesdays meet the guys,
meeting girls is also nice.
Thursdays see a show
all you gotta do is let me know.
Let me know.

We go, from nothing,
back to nothing,
in want of something
we fear the coffin.

Fridays, stay up late,
tell me 'bout the stuff you hate
dance to me in that dress you love
saturdays are dull enough
‘li-li-lililili’

‘li-li-lililili’

We go, from nothing,
back to nothing,
(and) in want of something
we fear the coffin
We go, from nothing,
back to nothing,
in want of something
we fear the coffin

Monday, back to school
life is boring without rules
tuesday, see a show,
all you gotta do is let me know.
Please let me know

(Music and lyrics: Johannes Genard & School is Cool)


BONUS: Here's School is Cool playing "In Want Of Something" live on Studio Brussel.

3 comments:

  1. That song is SO catchy!

    Guess who is ordering tickets for their concert in November tomorrow ;) <3

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  2. Guess who has their CD for you ???

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