If Tarah Who? and YUR MUM are a pair of lit matches, then “Push Me” is a can of gasoline simply biding its time, looking for its official invitation to explosively enter the stratosphere. The track services as official notice that both Tarah Who? and YUR MUM are on a mission to push the message that independent artists are meaningful in the industry in the same way that larger artists are.
In 2001, New York City was in the midst of a resurgence in terms of Rock Bands. Groups such as The Yeah YeahYeahs, The Moldy Peaches, The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*eater, and The Strokes were causing a stir, as documented in Lizzy Goodman’s excellent book, Meet Me In The Bathroom. The Strokes, in particular, led the pack with their debut album, Is This It.