If you think your Monday’s dragging out too long, just remember that Sunday lasted for 25 hours… and today is guaranteed to not take that long. And if you need more than just that strange fact to comfort you on this first day of the week, then just sit back, turn the speakers up, and let me and DJ Scratchy clean out your ears with another totally gnarly song from the official CD of holiday shopping in this week’s edition of Mecca Muzak Monday!
For today’s Triple M, me and the homeponeh are going to be storming the Bastille!!!
No… not that Bastille, which celebrates its big holiday the day after my birthday. The band Bastille! Actually, lead singer Dan Smith named the band Bastille because his birthday is July 14th. He formed the quartet, named after the French prison, in London in 2010, and they have had one major album in the short time they’ve been together, 2012’s “Bad Blood.”
While Bastille is best known in the US for the oddly unique song “Pompeii” (Which is a three-time Mecca CD alumnus), I discovered that they have another truly eclectic, but absolutely wonderful song called “Flaws”, which is sandwiched in between two really shitty songs late in the third hour of the current Fall 2014 CD…
After listening to that, can you possibly guess what attracted me to this song in the first place?
To be honest, I paid absolutely no attention to this song at all for the first month or so it was getting played… but those little computer generated beeps and boops kept catching my ear and finally convinced me to look up the song on YouTube. I am so glad I did, because it very quickly became a huge favorite of mine. The percussion is just as neat and funky as in “Pompeii”, and the lyrics are actually pretty cool as well, and I normally could care less about whether a song’s trying to “say something” or not…
Come back next Monday for another tasty piece of ear candy from the Mecca CD! And hurry up before…… this starts up!