Monday, November 04, 2013

My Music Monday

This week's selection is brought to you by Meredity.  She shared Wild Cub's "Thunder Clatter" with our email group and I wasn't sure what to think about it.

My first and possibly only comment back to her (and the group) was the Tracy Partridge (the hardest working woman in rock!), really was an influence for these folks.  So many percussionists.

From what I can tell, there are 2.75 drummers and 4-6 percussionists. Of course if you visit the band's website, it seems that there are only five folks in the band and the rest in the video are hangers-on, girlfriends, groupies, or what have you.

I think on the fourth or fifth listen, I figured out they reminded me of Polyphonic Spree, without the robes, bubbles, balloons, rainbows, unicorns and whatnot.

That said, there musical arrangement is good. I like how they do what I think is a slightly unexpected vocal drop off one the second line of the first two verses. It's a nice touch.

Of course, I'm not sure how "real" the video is. There is clearly an instrument that plays throughout the song that sounds like a saxophone (but probably a keyboard) that is not being played by anyone in that room (yes, I've watched enough times to know this - it's what I do, so shut up).

Will I look into some of their other music?  Possibly.

I have to say, I wasn't wow'd by it the first listen, but I kept coming back, it sticks in my head and I like it. I still won't call it a 'wow', but it's fun.

"Thunder Clatter" (Official Video) from Wild Cub on Vimeo.

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