Thanks to Zack Snyder, the term “sucker punch” will forever recall images of scantily-clad female inmates, fighting to their death in slow motion via over-the-top sequences. Bullshit movie aside, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton offers a different look on the title with his late ’90s-esque single, “Sucker Punch”, off his forthcoming LP, Artificial Heart. Over chummy, distorted chords, Coulton channels a little Elvis Costello and a dose of Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World). “I can see the bottom and the bottom’s okay,” he preaches. If only more people were that content. Anyhow, check out the exclusive sneak peek below.
Jonathan Coulton – “Sucker Punch”
Produced by John Flansburgh (of They Might Be Giants), Artificial Heart hits stores November 8th, and features appearances by Suzanne Vega, John Roderick of The Long Winters and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara.