scott walker - "cue" (from the drift lp, released may 9, available for preorder here.)
shhh. you didn't see this.
this isn't music. i don't know what this is. maybe a 1930's radio melodrama, but that might make you think "nostalgia" and "simpler times." no. imagine being nine years-old and hearing this in 1939. this is frightening stuff, esp. when--oh, i won't tell you.
it makes "the electrician" seem quaint and south american torture like getting off easy. no, this isn't nostalgia or from simpler times; this isn't from the 1930's : this is current day. & this is the work of the good guys. be v. afraid.
i should have put this first, b/c that's where it ranks in my thoughts, but i thought it'd have a greater effect if placed last. so: thank you v. much, all of you.