Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And the worms ate into his brain

I's got a business idea. What's is it? Well, I'll tell you what it is. It's a Shazam for the music playing inside your head. How does it work? That's where you lot come in... [/futile attempt at replicating Ali G humor]

What in the bloody hell hell am I talking about? Well, for the entire summer, I had this post-rock guitar melody in my head. Literally every single day, I would hear this melody—desolate, brooding, bleak—spinning on the turntable (yes, turntable—the stuff between my ears kicks it old school hi-fi) in my mind. Problem is, I couldn't for the life of me remember what piece the melody came from. I could come up with a more compelling, far less embarrassing, but there's no smoke and mirrors, no cover-ups here at Muzjiks, so I'll shoot you straight: I pulled an all-nighter recently, going through my entire 16,000+ iTunes library with the intention of figuring out what that damn melody was (along with fixing genre tags, weeding out less-than-desirable tracks, adding album art, and fine-tuning my playlists). You'll all be happy to know that I found it, and you'll surely be even happier to know that I'm about to share this tune with you.

The opening track from Belgian outfit Cecilia Eyes' latest release, Here Dead We Lie, "Like Wolves" proved to be the culprit of my season-long ohrwurm. And what does it say about me that I had a seventeen note riff by a Belgian post-rock bank on repeat in my skull for a solid three months? Let's not go there.

Cecilia Eyes: Like Wolves [alt]

Without cheating on Google, name the song from which this post's title comes! Leave your answers in the comments section.


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