For their lengthiest single to date, Cecil and Gobble Gobble have produced another brilliant, if totally unexpected cover; clocking it at 4 minutes total, it’s longer than their popular “Pixies Blasphemy” version of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” and comes out a much stranger egg. Throughout, you hear Cecil systematically re-imagining the original vocals, keeping a sort of twisted consistency with the original, all the while layering beats and his signature terror-pop over lyrics so odd you have to fill the whole song up with your own weird associations (why from Gobble Gobble? why now? why this?) to keep the whole thing from descending into “high concept” art. Does “she love” Cecil back?! If not, she damn well should. “Nikki” is undoubtedly the strangest aesthetic collision Cecil’s ever presided over, as far as I know, and it’s beautiful.
Gobble Gobble is the best chance my generation has at enduring cultural relevancy.