“Beauty of America”

    Robert Schneider has never been one to shy away from his innate goofiness–be it his band’s contribution to The Powerpuff Girls soundtrack or his own ode to Stephen Colbert, it’s clear the South African transplant doesn’t take himself too seriously. We now have further evidence of his levity, in the form of this truly ridiculous “new national anthem” from his Apples in Stereo. On paper, it sounds like a great idea–a patriotically fuzzed-out jam just in time for Sunday’s July 4th festivities. But in execution, Schneider lets his eccentricities get the best of him: this marching-band tune sounds more like “The Star Spangled Banner” than “The Star Spangled Banner” itself.


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