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[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust when you thought Chvrches “The Mother We Share” was the best vocal echo in pop music’s fractured 2013 landscape come London quartet Bastille and their rural castle electronic pop hit “Pompeii.” We’re not gonna style the band’s name with those silly symbols, but we will raise a glass to “Pompeii’s” infectiousness and slick ability to have car-commercial appeal without actually being written to sell, well, anything. It was premiered here in the States by Paul Armstrong of London Calling, and “Pompeii” has been burying us in sound like some aural Mount Vesuvius.

Michael Marotta

[hr] [global_player artist=”Bastille” title=”Pompeii” stream=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110969844/stream” cover=”http://a2.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music6/v4/9d/16/6a/9d166a68-8831-191e-2580-93cc148cc409/UMG_cvrart_00602537477357_01_RGB72_1500x1500_13UAAIM41955.100×100-75.jpg” backlink=”https://soundcloud.com/mmmusic/bastille-pompeii” id=”23382″ fb=”https://www.facebook.com/bastilleuk” tw=”https://twitter.com/BASTILLEdan”] [hr] [dropcap]B[/dropcap]astille (stylised as BΔSTILLE) are a band from London, England, UK. First formed in 2010, Bastille began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members Dan Smith, Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event celebrated on Smith’s birthday, July 14.

 

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