Friday, April 16, 2010

Rocking For The Weekend: The Heavy

I meant to start this feature again once I went back to work, but I slacked. For the uninitiated, Rocking For The Weekend is a Friday feature where I spotlight a song that has the exhilarating feeling you get while running out the door on a Friday after work. Since everyone (except BeckEye) knows I have outstanding taste in music, this should be fun!

This week I'm featuring The Heavy, a neo-soul group that also incorporate guitar rock, blues and a little dance into their mix. Even if you haven't heard of them, you've surely heard their song "How You Like Me Now?" from the Kia commercial with the mechanical bull-riding sock monkey and the giant red dildo.

If you want to see the actual music video, you can find it here. But I'm going to feature the spectacular live version from The Heavy's visit to Late Night with David Letterman in January. This performance is so good that when Dave comes out to say hi, he asks the band to keep playing the song. Which they do, to the audience's delight. Enjoy, and Happy Weekend!

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Anonymous said...

You know, I'm actually quite impressed with Kia's music choices in their commercials. They're always annoyingly catchy. That goddamn Yves Klein Blue song from last year gets me every time too. :)

This is a great performance. Dave seemed to love it. Either that or he was stoned.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Oh my God they killed. How awesome is that!!

Girl Interrupted said...

Mechanical, bull-riding sock monkey! Now THAT'S music to the ... er, eyes.