Villagers “Becoming a Jackal”

“you have to hear this song,” a friend posted today, and since I usually share his tastes in music, I immediately clicked away on what has to be one of the best songs I’ve heard this year, Villagers“Becoming A Jackal.”

Conor J. O'Brien of Villagers

After a little research I find out that the band’s Irish, about a year old, and this song has just been nominated for a Mercury Prize, one of those “big deal in Europe” things…the album it’s from was issued here in the States back in June, and the band has played only a few U.S. dates to this point. They’ve gotten compared to The Frames and Leonard Cohen, pretty good company to keep, I’d say. I’m also saying, as my friend did, that you have to hear this song:

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