the british lads released their third album last week. it’s a denser and more mellow record than two dancers, but it’s lush and after some serious listens, it may be my favorite wild beasts album to date. it’s pretty transcendent and once it gets you, don’t bother letting go. the last track is an epic seven and a half minute killer with thorpe’s vocals begging you to undress. yes, very sexy. www.wild-beasts.co.uk
wild beasts – we still got the taste dancin’ on our tongues – through the iron gate
these english blokes hold a soft spot in my heart. to put it plainly, i think they are bloody incredible. a year after the release of their second album, two dancers, they have been nominated for the 2010 mercury prize. former mercury prize winners include pulp, elbow, artic monkeys, gomez, and badly drawn boy. if that ain’t good compnay, i don’t know what is. wild beasts’ label, domino, is releasing a new ep for free in honor of their golden boys. this track is a b-side and in true good b-side fashion is as good as anything they’ve released on their first two albums. and as always, hayden thorpe’s voice is revelation. really, he could sing the phone book and i’d post it. done gushing.
it took two albums to get the uk’s wild beasts to the states and they ended their first tour here in williamsburg, brooklyn last night. yet, another show i wish i could have been screaming at. they promised the brooklynites a return to the u.s., even though rumor has it, the band was shot at in detroit… shady shady. regardless, alive and performing well, wild beasts had a hell of a run here and let’s hope it’s a fast return.
wild beasts – two dancers – we still got the taste dancing on our tongues
this album is an amazing follow up to limbo, panto and this video could not be any more cooler. if you haven’t heard of wild beasts yet, let this video be your introduction to these lovely english lads and hayden thorpe’s ridiculous voice. and by ridiculous i mean, daaaang the dude can sing.
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