Even though yesterday was the first day of summer and the original plan was to have this year’s “TNUC Wet Hot Summer Anthems” list ready to go, I think we’ll take a rain check on that due to the following song swooping into the TNUC spectrum and legitimately stopping me right in my tassel loafers w/ no socks.
Plus, it’s 100 degrees right now in Los Angeles and we don’t need any reminders about how toasty the weather is. Instead let’s cool off under the midnight rain…
She stepped out of the ominous looking, slicked, black car onto the wet asphalt. Her thigh-high nylons glistened under the streetlight. The look on her face made it seem like she’d just seen a ghastly spectacle until she looked up and cried out “SAX, PLEASE?” The Midnight answered.
I’m admittedly a sucker for saxophone, but not every sax-riff clobbers me over the head like the sultriness spread over this song by Los Angeles synth duo The Midnight. Hopefully it generates a few tingling sensations for you and a loved one as you enjoy a chilly 6-pack of Zimas tonight.
Since the title of the track is Vampires and it involves thick layers of unforgiving saxophone, we figure the spirit of boardwalk brute Tim Cappello was a deep motivator here. All kidding aside, songs like these have so many rich “moments” that produce different feelings in all of us, whether it’s exhilaration, dreams, nostalgia, fantasies or a quick escape behind the wheel of your Lamborghini Jalpa for a self-reflecting night ride montage. Maximum respect to the artists who bring out these feelings in all of us.
The Midnight’s new album ‘Endless Summer’ is poised to strike any day now, so keep your eyes and ears locked on the group’s Soundcloud page.