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Wild Beasts play Schubas this Thursday and Friday

"I'm a sucker for a sexy falsetto" isn't a phrase you'll hear me utter often. But I've been converted to a fan of men singing like they've just been punched in the balls thanks to the stellar track "All the Kings Men" from UK rockers Wild Beasts, who roll into town later this week.

All high male vocal jokes aside, Wild Beasts latest album Two Dancers (released on the always quality label Domino Records) really showcases lead singer Hayden Thorpe's sultry and sexually frustrated falsetto. Thorpe's yelping and growling matches perfectly when mixed over the layers of dense yet crisp instrumentation. The lyrics are a bit indulgent, sometimes tongue in cheek, and sometimes deadly serious, creating a broad range of subject matter all cued up to a head bopping soundtrack. Influential sounds of glam and new wave are evident, and I can hear bits of The Smiths littered all over the record. Check out their slightly spooky video for "All the Kings Men" below, and let me know if you hear the similarities I hear. Then go check them out live when they headline Schubas this Thursday and Friday.

Wild Beasts are playing at Schubas this Thursday and Friday, the 18th and 19th. The Thursday show is 18+ and the Friday show is 21+ and tickets cost $13 in advance or $15 at the door. The Thursday show starts at 9pm, and the Friday show starts at 10pm. Opening both nights is Still Life Still. You can buy tickets to both shows over at Schubas.

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