Song Premiere: Black Cab, “Sexy Polizei”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 10.24.14 in News

The Australian band Black Cab have been together for close to 15 years now, crafting shadowy electronic music that often roamed far outside the genre’s borders (their second album, Jesus East, featured spoken word passages, tabla and sitar). “Sexy Polizei,” from the forthcoming Games Of The XXI Olympiad is, by those standards, straightforward, but is no less potent or gripping. The group uses synths as shading, spreading them across the song like the powder from blue charcoal. The rhythm is taut and mechanical, the vocals deliciously dour, and a silvery guitar line caterpillars across the song’s center, weird and mysterious. It’s the perfect soundtrack for late-night winter driving, somber and severe.