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Wild Beasts

Diva. The first word that came to mind upon reaching the 1 minute 30 second mark of “The Fun Powder Plot”, the opening track of Two Dancers by the dazzling Wild Beats, was diva. I use the word not in the haughty sense but in the omg-stunning-she-betta-WORK way. I’m not trying to mitigate the wonderful instrumentation by the rest of the band’s members when I say that Hayden Thorpe’s dynamic vocal delivery completely makes each and every one of the songs on this album. It’s that good. Before seeing what he even looked like, I imagined him unbereft of glam-rock apparel, voguing it up–hairflips, wrists, runway, and all–to these theatrical gems; an equal to Maxwell Demon in Velvet Goldmine, a diva in every way. I still imagine him like this, despite what Google Images displays.

Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts by Dan Wilton

I was surprised to see that I had some earlier songs from them since February of last year (somehow labeled as Wild Beats) and that it took me until their sophomore release more than a year later to get excited. For shame! Wild Beasts is a band that should definitely be closely followed and praised. It was not until they coined their style as ‘downbeat erotic music’ that I realized that was precisely what I was looking for.

Wild Beasts – The Fun Powder Plot
Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues

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