Bedouin Soundclash Walls Fall Down

Bedouin Soundclash Walls Fall Down
"Walls Fall Down” is Bedouin’s most recent single, so if you haven’t heard it you’re probably living under a rock, or you don’t live in Canada, have cable or listen to the radio. Either way, it looks like it’s going to be a hit, and it’s well deserved. It’s a jaunty little number with the same political undertones that most of the band’s other material has possessed. What really makes the song is the walking, up-tempo bass that bops and weaves in the background, driving the song forward. The vocals are as good as ever and that’s nowhere more apparent than on the A-side’s second song, "Hush,” a traditional gospel song sung a cappella. Its haunting sound is a nice counter to the up-beat tempo of its predecessor. The B-side, "Stand Alone,” is a softer number more akin to "Santa Monica” (off the band’s first release) than anything from their more popular records. The song builds upon itself, using tempo and vocal melodies to create tension, and ends up being the most powerful track on this limited (to 500) seven-inch. (Dine Alone)