Wild Beasts Come to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday

November 11th, 2016

Perhaps AllMusic describes London’s Wild Beasts (above, performing “Big Cat”) best: “Afrobeat- and rockabilly-infused ’00s post-punk lent circus surrealism by Hayden Thorpe’s rich falsetto and arcane lyrics.” The band—Thorpe (vocals and guitar), Ben Little (guitar), Tom Fleming (vocals and bass) and Chris Talbot (percussion and vocals)—has been together nearly 15 years, liberally making time to record and tour. Boy King (stream it below), their sixth studio album, arrived this past summer. “Boy King is the sound of a band reborn. The core elements are all still there—the falsetto-baritone play-off between vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming as prominent as ever—but they’re glitched-up and garbled,” raves DIY magazine. “Where before Wild Beasts bathed in soft textures, this time around they’re wailing away.” With their North American tour winding down, they come to Brooklyn on Monday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Porcelain Raft opens.