You may recognize this song because it was hilariously referenced in the movie High Fidelity. Wait, maybe that’s weird to say, it was also a popular song. If you don’t recognize it at first, you probably will when it comes to the trumpet-lead crescendo at the end, which is just spectacular. And if you don’t recognize it, as probably many haven’t by now, you’ll be glad you did. Irregardless of those points, today’s song is “Dry The Rain” from The Beta Band, which is off of their 1998 release The Three E.P.’s. It might be this British band’s most well known release, as they are from the days when indie bands had to survive without the internet.
It’s a great little alternative indie rock song, when alternative rock actually had a more coherent meaning, even if it was waning in 1998. For any age it’s great acoustic rock, especially considering a trumpet may be the best part. Give is a full listen and tell yourself you don’t like it. It would be a stretch to do so.
The Beta Band’s “Dry The Rain”