I need (need) to share a song with you that is so easily on my top ten list of favorite songs of the year — if not decade. And no, that's not a hyperbole. "The Rose" is epic. This builds up to the most fabulous break. I imagine it being like three am and the floor is slow and dark and then bang the break is over and there's an explosion of sweat and bodies moving. But yeah, this has everything that so much dance music is missing these days — it takes you on a fucking journey.
The Laughing Light of Plenty -- "The Rose"
Thomas Bullock (Map of Africa, Rub N Tug, ex-A.R.E. Weapons) and Eddie Ruscha make up The Laughing Light of Plenty. "The Rose" is out on Bullock's Whatever We Want Records.