In typical PUJOLian fashion, there's a sort of ambivalence to this tune: It mixes thoughtful cynicism with hopeful, youthful fervor. "Tell me 'bout that five-year plan," demands the Pooj in that familiar snarl of his, "the one where I wake up a man." I know we've all been there, Mr. Pujol. "Enchanted but feeling stuck." And I'm not the only one to notice the aforementioned ambivalence — here's a little bit of what Spin's David Marchese had to say about "DIY2K":
On "DIY2K," the nicely peevish first single from Pujol's adrenalized full-length debut, United States of Being, band mastermind Daniel Pujol howls, "America, you know better / I know we can get it together." It's a hopeful sentiment sung with an ambivalent sneer, and equally apt for slam-dancing by glass half-full or half-empty types.
Stream or download "DIY2K" — great title, no? — via Spin or right here. It's a catchy one, it is.