Wait. Think. Fast. “Trouble”

By Brad Reno on Thursday, October 7th, 2010  |  5,713 views

Alt-Country

Wait. Think. Fast. “Trouble” Wait. Think. Fast. “Trouble”

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Sampling one track from a band can sometimes be deceptive. Take “Trouble,” by the Los Angeles based husband and wife team Wait. Think. Fast. Based on this single song, one could be forgiven for assuming that the combo is an alt-country band, and a good one at that. However, in reality it’s fairly unrepresentative of the band’s work on the whole, which generally leans towards combining post-punk with Latin music, specifically the sounds of South America.

“Trouble,” then, is a great argument for eclecticism. Matthew Beighley and Jacqueline Santillan slide effortlessly into the type of high and lonesome Tex-Mex that Calexico specializes in. In fact, it’s not hard to mentally insert frequent Calexico collaborator Neko Case’s vocals in place of Santillan’s, and the fact that this imagined result compares very favorably to actual Case originals speaks volumes for Wait. Think. Fast.’s talent.

While other tracks on Luces del Sur, the second album by Wait. Think. Fast., show that the couple is incorporating more southwestern influences into their work, “Trouble” is the furthest they’ve gone in that direction so far. Based on the results, it’s a rewarding direction for them and one that they will hopefully explore even further on future releases.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (82 votes, average: 9.00 out of 10)

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Angora Holly Polo Says:

    Songasm on this one!

  2. Alexa Says:

    Trouble is good!

  3. Lewis Says:

    As part of a movie soundtrack it could work particularly well!

  4. Alexa Says:

    I agree a movie soundtrack is a good idea.

  5. Tim Says:

    Lewis. I was thinking the exact same thing while I was listening. Closing credit song for sure!

  6. Pri Says:

    Reminds me of Radiohead but with a pinch of soothing emotional depth.

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