Marc Vera
October 19, 2005 AT 12:00 PM EDT

How do you celebrate at a post-breakup pity party? Binge eating? Fits of rage? Promiscuity? Have we got a better alternative for you! Listen to“Family Photographs” by indie rockers Swords, from their new album Metropolis. Insistent electronic beats and blips and hushed vocals add up to a tense five minutes as depressing lyrics tell you both sides of the story — through hotel rooms, “the house at the end of the cul-de-sac,” the “loneliest part of the city.” The song’s final declaration — “Shecalls you a liar/You are a liar/And it all comes crashing in” — stings, awash in driving guitar riffs and that bitter taste in the back of your throat.

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