I was in Wegmans yesterday with my girlfriend doing our weekly grocery shopping when Snow Patrol’s “Hands Open” came on over the musak. While it didn’t improve or detract from my shopping experience (I was picking out oranges when I first heard it), it reminded me of a band that I used to enjoy, but has been oft derided after ascending to the Adult Alternative apex after their break on Grey’s Anatomy a few year’s back.
Final Straw was nothing revelatory; it was just a solid release from a band that hadn’t received a lot of attention on this side of the Atlantic. Their music caught the ears of the right people, and the rest, as they say, is history. “Chocolate” was my personal anthem from about 5 years ago (since I was “a child of 25,” and not particularly creative.) And it’s still catchy.