Last year, while driving back home from a band practice at 2am I got tired of the CD I was listening to and switched to 88fm, an Israeli radio station renowned for quality and sometimes obscure music. At the moment I switched to radio I heard a groovy, repetitive Clavinet riff playing and was totally hooked by it.
I kept on listening to the song, which seemed to never end. I had about 7 more minutes of driving till I reached home and by the time I got there, the song was still playing. Determined to figure out who's the artist and what is the song's name. Little did I know that this was a 16-minute-long song, so I kept sitting in parked car waiting for the song to end and hoping that the DJ will actually name the intriguing artist. Of course, DJs have the habit of neglecting to mention the credits for the obscure song they just played, instead opting for the familiar "that was Light My Fire by no other than The Doors, of course".
Fortunately, I remembered a line from the song, so upon getting home I immediately Googled the phrase "without your love you're tearing me apart". Google spat out a few links to an archived version of the song "Again", but curiously enough, non of the sites bothered to mention the artist name. Bear in mind that this was almost 3am on a weekday, so it took the penny a good while to drop: the artist name was Archive.
So I got my hands on "You All Look The Same To Me", the album with 'Again', the groovy, never-ending track that I've heard on the radio. Later I found out that their later albums are even cooler, the other tracks on 'You All Look The Same To Me' being less successful than 'Again' in my opinion.
This July, if to believe Israeli press, Archive will perform two concerts in Israel, marking one of the first times in history I manage to see a band live before I tire of it. Here's to hoping they won't cancel and that no stupid war will erupt. Again.