Listen: Janitors – “This Song Is Not About Oscar Pistorius”


Toronto’s Beefhearted psych-punk twosome Janitors have released a new song, written around Valentines Day. In contrast to the fast, scuzzy guitar rock that characterizes their songs, it’s a Mothers-of-invention style ballad for guitar and… knife? The sound of a blade being sharpened backs the tender guitar line. Despite the knife motif and the “It’s killing me, killing you” refrain, though, it should be emphasized that this song is definitely not about the Olympic athlete currently on trial for murdering his girlfriend, because as Janitors say in the song’s description, “Fuck Oscar Pistorius. That guy is a psycho.” Listen to and download the track below, and look for the band’s debut 12″ sometime this year.