Song of the Day #2,394: ‘Archie, Marry Me’ – Alvvays

alvvaysSitting at #19 on the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll is the best of the tracks that are new to me.

‘Archie, Marry Me,’ a wall-of-sound burst of lo-fi pop by Toronto-based quintet Alvvays, is instantly likable in a way nothing else on this list has been.

This song sounds like it could have been recorded in any of the last seven decades, which is a unique compliment.

This is also the first song on the Pazz & Jop poll since the #1 spot that I could see making my own list if I’d heard it in time.

[Verse 1]
You’ve expressed explicitly your contempt for matrimony
You’ve student loans to pay and will not risk the alimony
We spend our days locked in a room, content inside a bubble
And in the nighttime we go out and scour the streets for trouble

Hey, hey
Marry me, Archie
Hey, hey
Marry me, Archie

[Verse 2]
During the summer, take me sailing out on the Atlantic
I won’t set my sights on other seas, there is no need to panic
So, honey, take me by the hand and we can sign some papers
Forget the invitations, floral arrangements and bread makers


Too late to go out
Too young to stay in
They’re talking about
Us living in sin


Hey, hey
Marry me Archie
Hey, hey


3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,394: ‘Archie, Marry Me’ – Alvvays

  1. Dana says:

    Very catchy.

  2. So glad you brought this song to my attention. Love the chorus about the too young to stay in/ forget the bread makers…

  3. Andrea Katz says:

    Well, it’s no “Marry me, Bill”

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