My Top 1000 Songs #445: Eggtooth

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Oranger were a San Francisco-based 90s/00s indie band that never got the attention they deserved. Earlier work was edgy noise-pop, kinda like the Who mashed up with Flaming Lips, while later they embraced more Brian Wilson-infused retro baroque pop. "Eggtooth" is the former, a track off their 1998 debut Doorway to Norway that stands as one of those amazing skewed almost-radio-ready pop songs that pretty much nobody has ever heard, but once you hear it once it'll be stuck in your head forever. A chirpy keyboard riff set off against crunchy guitars and sing-along hooks, it's a crank-it-up-and-win-over-the-masses noise pop anthem. Go nuts!

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