Was at a bar Saturday night shooting darts when a song came on the jukebox type machine, a catchy danceable number with some neat/odd filtered synth tones happening, and I felt compelled to Shazam the shiz out of it. To my horror, it was a track ["Helena Beat"] by a band [Foster the People] that friends had been trashing just the very night previous. Although, I believe the trashing may have been due to factors not necessarily musical (e.g. sentiments along the lines of: they’ve been unfairly getting all the breaks, etc.). Their Wikipedia page doth seem to protest too much in prominently noting that founder Foster spent “several years in Los Angeles as a struggling musician”, so perhaps this is a non-unique viewpoint.
Anyway, I’ve been unable to get the tune out of my head since. Here’s the video, which although I’m sure is fine and everything, I found pretty inadequate to accompany the tune’s hypnotic insistence (or at least wasn’t the least bit like what I was visualizing). In general I dislike music videos in which the music seems to be accompaniment for the visuals, rather than the other way around. Anyway, see what you think. Try listening a couple times before watching.
Just came across this other video for the song, created by two cool Austrian chicks. Much more my speed, I have to say.
Also, after reading more of the Wikipedia page, the licensing action does seem kinda grossly excessive.