Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Background Noise: The Rumble Strips

Last week I shared with you all the musical marvel that is Feist's "The Water." It is one of the most hauntinglly beautiful and lyrically captivating songs that I've listened to in quite some time. Since music, alongside fashion, is one of my great loves, I've decided to take my undying passion and turn it into a weekly deal. Thus, I give to you the first installment of Background Noise, Coffee's new weekly music fixture.

Here are The Rumble Strips a couple of British band who, aside from a great name, have the one song that I can't seem to get out of my head (and it's not at all a bad thing). The song, by the way, is "Boys and Girls in Love." It reminds me of Jens Lekman's "A Sweet Summer's Night on Hammer Hill," which is a great song if you haven't already heard it. And if both tunes seem vaguely familiar, it's because both riffs are a variation on the tune "Heat Wave," originally performed by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, a true classic and a favorite of yours truly.