Monday, May 03, 2010

Late of the Pier

The thought of me finally ending my student days, being employed and landing myself  a job hasn’t quite fully sunk in just yet (Ignore the corresponding date to this entry, at the time I am writing this it’s already the 8th of June). Which is weird, because by now I thought I would’ve settled into working life quite nicely-- almost as though it was second nature to me. But the transition is taking a lot longer than I had initially expected. The environment at work is very quiet, and tense, and serious. Sometimes I find myself fighting the urge to get up and dance just to relieve the tension.

But that said, I realize, less time bonding with co-workers, the more time I have to myself to focus on work. Or rather to immerse myself in the copious amount of music I have to listen to these days. What's more is that I’ve found it’s a good way to pass by the time while I wait for the clock to strike 5pm. I almost always seem to reach out for that same loud, energetic, pop songs as the music selection for while I’m at work. And the British electro-pop quartet, Late of the Pier, falls right smack in the middle of that category. The band is definitely not new and most of you, I’m sure, are more than familiar with their line of work. I on the other hand, have my friend to thank for pointing me towards the group’s direction and for that I am eternally grateful. So now we’re even okay?

I love how every other electronic induced pop tunes, just sounds piss-weak next to the vigorous, pulsating new rave anthems these guys have to offer. There’s simply no better music to let go, let loose, and go all out crazy to than the thrilling energy the band captures in their songs. Other than their 2008 debut album, Late of the Pier have also recently released two new singles earlier this year. Both songs are quite the departure from their previous works, but both come highly recommended all the same:

|mp3|   Late of the Pier - Best In the Class
|mp3|   Late of the Pier - Blueberry

And another two I just can’t get enough of:

|mp3|  Late of the Pier - Heartbeat
|mp3|  Late of the Pier - Space and the Woods

:: Late of the Pier ::