June 26 2013 04:34 PM

Spanish band performs 'LA Calling' on the MTS


Ever wondered what a band would sound like if it mixed the tropic-tinged sound of Vampire Weekend (sans the grooming) with the communal, group-love characteristics of bands like Edward Sharpe or The Polyphonic Spree? Crystal Fighters would likely be the answer.

In this episode of A Trolley Show, these Spaniards bring a sound equivalent to sunshine and vineyards to the MTS. "LA Calling" blasts out of the gate with Flamenco-style fingerpicking, rapid-fire cajón and three-part harmony, which, despite a small breather at 2:40, hardly lets up. We'll forgive the light patchouli scent they give off—"LA Calling" is an unbeatable summer jam.


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