Though it's possibly cruel to write it, it is unbelievable that Wild Beasts will ever surpass "The Devil's Crayon," because that shit is perfect bliss. Hey, the rest of that album is stellar, as is their new one, Two Dancers, but "The Devil's Crayon" is like eating an egg cooked by Wylie Dufresne, every other song is like eating eggs you cooked at home. Maybe you even took egg cooking classes and your over easy game is running shit, but it's not the same sublimity you get from a perfect expert. The Daytrotter version of the song, which you can hear below, is a warm reminder of its place in the cannon of all things unfadeable. The other tracks are good, too, but the heart wants what it wants.
Download: Wild Beasts, Daytrotter Session