New Order -- Regret
Is it just me, or does a little tidbit of a moment in a song like that totally crystallize its perfection? I have another example of that, but it's really embarassing -- it's on a Wrens song, naturally. Here's one that's less so, sort of -- the tiny counterpunctual skritch-tink of the cymbal on Interpol's "NYC;" it always makes me think of the sound the traffic lights make when they change if you're standing close enough to the switcher, or the orderly ting of the bell for requested stops on a crosstown bus. So, now that I've burdened you with that sentimental claptrap, you must tell me your favorites. (And no, mentioning New Order and the I-word in the same post was totally conincidental, I swear.)
Interpol -- NYC
I kind of have a crush on a miscellaneous percussion in general these days, since the Maneja Beto show last week; I profiled them for See You in the Pit yesterday, and they're getting all kinds of buzz from people slogging through the SXSW bittorrent, which is rad -- they're one of the best live bands, one of the best bands period, in Austin right now.
Maneja Beto -- Cuidadano