It’s all Beecher’s Fault

16 Feb

Last week I heard the first new music from Florence + the Machine in what feels like decades. I really loved their debut, Lungs, and I think this upcoming release will echo the raw energy from tracks such as “Kiss with a Fist” and “I’m Not Calling You a Liar.” Coincidentally, or perhaps serendipitously, this week I also heard Beecher’s Fault with a track called “Matchstick Kings.” It reminds me very much of the energy and emotion that F+tM exudes, but with a nostalgic and bright twist.

“Matchstick Kings” reminds me immensely of “Dog Days are Over.” In both, the intros are slow and purposeful, building up to something but coming to a pause before launching into the full song. Beecher’s Fault offer Boyhood-like false memories of your childhood with cute xylophones and admission that “we are the kids that never get old.” Of course, this isn’t true; we do get old, and we become adults. We build our lives like they built little matchstick “things” but inevitably, this means that they must fall apart. But once they do, we just start over again.

Visit Beecher’s Fault on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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