Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust” Jan17

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Wild Beasts – “Wanderlust”

January seems to be a slow music month. Yeah here and there, tracks are filtering through, but when I’m not feeling rap, I drift off into the VanillaSpace and see what’s new.

We’re decadent beyond our means…

When I listen to a song that’s not rap, it’s really gotta catch my attention. Sure the Wes Anderson-like video did catch my eye. But by the end I knew why I was enthralled with this record.

Don’t confuse me with someone who gives a fuck

Now that’s a lyric I can get behind. ((pause)) So after a re-read of the lyrics and letting cold shimmer of fuzzy 80s keys entwined with chugging guitar play awash my senses, here I am writing as a new fan of Wild Beasts. I’m sure I have overlooked them for years. Maybe they had 30 seconds of glory on some commercial back in the day. Wait a second, this song seems to attack the commercialism I am unjustly juxtaposing onto this group. Whatever. Enjoy the video below.
(Domino Records, Pitchfork)

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