The last time Wild Beasts came to D.C. we were more than smitten — we were in love. Even Cale was twitterpatted before-and-after he interviewed them last Winter. So why would you ever want to miss their future shows? Lucky for all, Wild Beasts come to the 9:30 Club next Saturday, July 16th. Tickets are still on sale here but we’ve also got a pair up for grabs.
But first let’s listen to my favorite song of theirs, “The Fun Powder Plot”
Did you know? “[The song is] a direct reference to the attack on The Houses of Parliament a few years back by Fathers 4 Justice, a civil rights group for Fathers who don’t have rights to their children. I thought about the power of exposure we have with a song and how we could actually affect a situation in a very small, very crude way. Some stuff that happened during this time made me sympathize with their cause. I was also endeared by what an utterly ridiculous British attempt at protest it was, these guys walked into an open parliament and flour bombed Tony Blair, do you laugh or cry at that? The song went through many re-writes until one day it just fell into our laps and we knew it was right,” said singer Hayden Thorpe in our interview.
See? How can you not love them?!
TO WIN: Comment below telling us the most exotic animal you’ve consumed. Don’t forget to tell us how it tastes (and be a little more clever than “Just like chicken!”). Winner will be selected by lunchtime next Friday. Use a real email address when you comment! Good Luck!