Wild Horses (Not The Stones)

July 21, 2009

Listen to this and then tell me it sounds dated. Well, if you think that it does. It sounds like it could be 80’s new wave, but then again, it sounds kind of like it could be an unplugged Passion Pit B-side. Find out who it is and where it’s from after the jump.

Prefab Sprout – Wild Horses

I guess Caroline Polachek calls it her theme song. Thanks to Ke for pointing me towards this euphoric summer song, which, let’s be honest, is the best kind of summer song.

Prefab Sprout is best known for “Cars and Girls,” but don’t expect much if you’re looking for more of “Wild Horses” (1990). This new wave sound is old, but this song doesn’t feel like novelty. It feels like something being recorded now-ish. Which is about as high praise as you can give, since good music doesn’t age. But who knows? maybe this will feel like novelty in a couple of weeks.

We generally accept that fashion moves in cycles, so couldn’t we assume that music does too–and maybe even in tandem? So if the 80’s were really coming back, it would make sense to see Ray Bans and synths on the same stages, wouldn’t it?

One Response to “Wild Horses (Not The Stones)”

  1. Ke Says:

    YES! I was waiting for this post :p
    It does sound like it was recorded recently, while still keeping old sounds in tact. I honestly never heard of Prefab Sprout before this, so it was a nice surprise.

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