I literally never know what to expect with Snailmate. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're angry, sometimes they're downright terrifying and I'm not even talking about the lyrics; that's just musing on the music they squeezed into their fantastic Escargot EP trilogy. I suppose the same goes for their lyrics as well. Either way, they are probably one of the most imposing musical duos of all time, armed with a keen wit and endless creative vision Snailmate seems to be able to charm everyone at some point. "Vacuum" is their first post-trilogy single and it's a preview from their forthcoming full-length Love In The Microwave. The musical minimalism happening, while less aggressive than any of their previous singles, makes a completely compelling experience that I'm certain will garner new fans, who will be lured to their shows and will then and only then know the true power of Snailmate. This song sounds like it was just pure fun for Kalen Lander and Ariel Monet to record and it has some of the most amusing synth parts and backing vocals to prove it. The chorus though still has me cracking up after a dozen listens: "I would invite you to my vacuum, but then it wouldn't be a vacuum. Well, I'm not sure if that's true, but it works better without you." Every lyric is a treasure, but that one get's me in the ribs. This also has to be one of my favorite performances by Lander as he brings his hip-hop to synth pop realms.