I would ask for this song as the accompaniment to my entrance were I ever involved in a WWF wrestling match – with much swirling of my cape and stomping to punctuate. OK maybe not me, personally…but if I were ever to manage a wrestler, I’d make sure he used it.

Perhaps a bit more relevant (and realistic) context: Imagine this song as the soundtrack to the long-walk build up to pistols at dawn…or…a bullfight. Or an angered father defending the honour of his daughter somewhere in the Old West.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2009)

It’s dramatic, it’s passionate, it makes me want to orchestrate some sort of confrontation so I can ask my opponent to wait while I set up my iPod to cue this track.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Kisses Over Babylon

It’s from their 2009 album, Up From Below, released on Vagrant Records.

The rest of the album isn’t like this – it’s a lot less dramatic, a lot more Americana folk and…though I hate to say it, Country at times. Oddly though, Country that I like.

There seem to be a lot of people in the group – their last.fm page lists 10 actual members and another 6 additional personnel, none of whom appear to be named Edward Sharpe.

I’d love to see them live….reckon they’d make a great bandstand busk sometime when they’re over here from California…