While I would like to believe that I have a pretty decent grasp of what’s of interest in the music scene to a certain extent, at least hearing or seeing the name of a band, the reality is, it’s a vast sea of talent that sees some slipping through many a crack.
A friend recently suggested this band Wild Beasts, and as my initial reaction wasn’t all that positive to what I heard of their release Two Dancers, there’s something here that I can’t shake. I will admit that my initial reaction was based mostly on the countertenor vocals of Hayden Thorpe that clumsily position themselves with a drunken sense of timing against the music backdrop. The music, in itself is what has managed to save our relationship, bouncing free and upbeat, reminiscent of a carefree, frivolous period of 80′s music that left only pleasure to the imagination.
Wild Beasts hail from Kendal, England and have a couple of releases out on Domino Records, the 2008 release Limbo, Panto and the most recent Two Dancers. The band will be performing @ Lollapalooza 2010 along with a few other North American dates which you’ll find…
Fri. Aug. 6 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Aug. 7 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Mon. Aug. 9 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Wed. Aug. 11 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Fri. Aug. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
MP3> Wild Beasts ‘The Fun Powder Plot’
MP3> Wild Beasts ‘Hooting & Howling’
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