[Editor's note: At the request of The Futureheads' record label, "Heartbeat Song" has been replaced in this post by "Struck Dumb," the only mp3 currently available from the album]
To celebrate the new Futureheads cd, The Chaos, out today, here's a heartbeat playlist. The Futureheads "Heartbeat Song" takes a well-worn lyrical road of a mis-matched pair that still want to make beautiful music together, all set to a propulsive beat cut with '77 Weller spiky guitar and hard-earned harmonies, topped with an insta-smash chorus. Bonus points - song clocks in in a courteous 2:30.
The Futureheads - "Struck Dumb"
Roman Candle - "A Heartbeat"
Buddy Holly - "Heartbeat"