AVDOTYA GETS ALL THE GIRLS… ACTUALLY, SCRATCH THAT, AVDOTYA IS A GIRL
There’s a new Arsonists Get All the Girls song called “Avdotya,” and, sensing that this was probably not just some nonsense word the band made up but, rather, that my education has failed me yet again, I decided to Google it. Turns out it’s a Russian girl’s name, and depending on which baby name website you look at, it either means “pleasure,” “delight,” “good gift,” “well,” or “to seem well.” And while I can’t understand what the heck AGATG front man Jared Monette is screaming during the song, it’s that last name meaning that strikes me as being the most relevant to the song — I mean, if this is a love song for girl who is a delight, well, it is a terrible, terrible gift for that poor young woman. On the other hand, if it’s a song about a girl who seems well but maybe isn’t so much… well, that sounds about right.
Regardless of what the song is about, I enjoy it. It’s schizophrenic fuck-nuts shit, which is to say, it’s AGATG doing what they do best. I think that The Game of Life, the 2007 release that first introduced me to the band, is still my favorite of their releases, but this track definitely makes wanna hear the rest of their new album.
That album is called Motherland, by the way, and it’s coming out on Century on May 17. While you wait, you can stream “Avdotya” here.
The band is about to begin a tour with a bunch of other groups I don’t particularly care for, but I’m going to put the dates after the jump anyway, because AGATG are headlining, and because it seems like the menschy thing to do.
04/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
04/21 Lancaster, PA – Launch Music Conference
04/22 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
04/23 Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Grange Hall
04/25 London, ON – London Music Hall
04/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
04/28 Montreal, QC – Underworld
04/30 Albany, NY – Bogies
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
05/02 Lynchburg, VA – Tree Of Life
05/03 Greenville, SC – The Channel
05/04 Fayetteville, NC – The Rockshop
05/05 Loganville, GA – The Movement
05/06 Columbus, GA – Gallery 13
05/07 Shreveport, LA – 516 Soundstage
05/08 Fort Worth, TX – The Aardvark
05/09 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
05/10 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
05/11 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
05/13 Mesa, AZ – The Underground