Monday, April 30, 2012

Music Mondays: "We Want War" by These New Puritans

"Secret recordings were made in the marsh. I bore a hole in the tree just to see."
--These New Puritans

This song has a demonic sensuality that I can't get over. It's aggressive and threatening, but in a slick, seductive way. In its lush landscape of sound, you will hear classical instruments, the sounds of swords being drawn, urgent lyrics, and frantic drums. It emphasizes to me that there's always been a relationship between sex and violence.

And then look at the video, which just worships the human form. In the way it's shot, I see the kind of sexuality I imagine the Greeks found in athletics.

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