Listening Party: Wet Leg “Wet Dream”

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We are now officially in the month of October. Spooky season is upon us. I, Indipong’s resident Scorpio, take this time of the year relatively seriously. To celebrate the season we set out some tasteful halloween decorations with plenty of skeletons soon to follow. I even took it upon myself to make a little halloween playlist.

I’m telling you, this playlist has it all. It runs the gambit of objectively sinister surf rock, dark and moody new wave, halloween classics a la the Misfits and Screamin Jay Hawkins. I even threw the most spooky song of all time in that sucker: Rock Lobster by the B52s. You’re welcome.

I mean give it a listen, it’s the perfect spooky playlist:

So, I’m sure you can assume, I was really really excited to show this to Brian Mates. His response, “Ew this paper planes sample. Would have rather not known.” He’s referencing “Straight to Hell” by English punk legends The Clash of course. Cold blooded.

Anyways, I needed something to cheer myself up. So, I was pumped to hear that a band that Mates, Cassie and myself LOVE, Wet Leg, had just released a new single!

This song is Discotheque Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I’m into it. Driving bass lines and clap tracks are pretty cool to me.

Wet Leg sticks with what made “Chaise Longue” such an absolute amazing song. Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers hit us with a wall of distortion-laden guitar offset by sped up drum licks and strong armed baselines. If it works it works, and damnit it works.

Pair all of that jargon with some of the most sexual lyrics this side of the 80’s and we have ourselves something very very special.

“I’m a F***ING LOBSTER.”

– Daw

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