A tip o’ the hat to Last.fm‘s recommendation engine, which graciously passed White Rabbits’ “Fort Nightly” through my ears last night. There’s something exotic – nay, sexy, my friends! – about this song. Maybe it’s the multirhythmic quality that drives the song. And by multirhythmic I mean White Rabbits employ two drummers. Bang Bang!
And the piano interlude at 01:28 make me think of a smoky French ballroom, where a Scarlett Johanssen-esque figure emerges through an ornate 15 foot archway, a glass of champagne in her hand – her gaze seductively fixed on you – er – I mean me. She walks up to me, leans into my ear – her perfume intoxicating – and whispers: “That’ll be $8”.
I hand her a ten, say “Keep the change” and hand the glass to my even sexier wife. [Editor’s Note: Hey, the Mrs. reads my posts. I’m not stupid, you know!!]
Photo credit: Lucy Hamblin
Great tune. Five stars. What a first impression!
White Rabbits – Fort Nightly (mp3) – from their 2007 (and latest) album Fort Nightly