Wild Beasts – Two Dancers || Music Review
It takes two to Tango. It also takes two to Paso Doble. The former displays harmony while the latter is a duel. Wild Beasts’ second album Two Dancers is a Paso Doble, a bull fight full of abusive love and sexual deviance. There are two participants in this masquerade but there is nothing symbiotic about their relationship. The themes explored on this album are tales of a woeful domestic life. From custody battles, divorce, and teenage runaways, to eroticism, abuse, and parasitic relationships, it’s a dance to the music of selfish maneuvers on a tight rope of domestic commitments.
Only one year after their debut album earned them merited attention, Wild Beasts completed Two Dancers, not only improving on 2008’s Limbo, Panto but cementing themselves as one of the most promising indie bands making music today. A truly cohesive record blending indie rock, dream pop, and dance music, Two Dancers howls to be set on loop play.
Opener “The Fun Powder Plot” sets the tone for the LP with a silky groove. It also makes it quite apparent that lyrical messages…