Name That Song
October 2, 2012 4:02 AM   Subscribe

Identify this song please! I'm making a mixtape of songs with distinctive vocal flourishes and there's a snippet going through my head that I just can't place. This song's building to a crescendo and the singer yells "Whoo!" followed by three piano chords that sound almost like percussion (bum! bum! bum!) before continuing on.

It's a guitar band, most likely American, I think from the past 10 years. It has a kind of vaguely roots-rock/americana feel that wouldn't sound out of place on The King Is Dead by The Decemberists.
posted by psoas to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Song 2 by Blur?
posted by natasha_k at 4:16 AM on October 2, 2012

No, much more recent, more American-sounding, and the vocal is one (extended) syllable followed by three instrumental beats.
posted by psoas at 4:23 AM on October 2, 2012 Could that be it?
posted by one4themoment at 5:46 AM on October 2, 2012

Not it, but catchy! (Also, that falls more on the "whoa" than "whoo" end of the spectrum.)
posted by psoas at 6:21 AM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

Could it be Wolfmother - Dimension? The details aren't quite right, but it popped to mind immediately when I read your description. (sorry if it's already been suggested, I can't open that youtube link on my phone)
posted by snorkmaiden at 6:35 AM on October 2, 2012

Maybe a Ben Folds Five tune?
posted by Specklet at 6:40 AM on October 2, 2012

Might it be something by Okkervil River?
posted by jeudi at 6:49 AM on October 2, 2012

Any chance it's "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? More of a whistle than a whoo though.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 7:44 AM on October 2, 2012

Oh god, this is so embarrassing. I've had my iPod on random all day trying to figure this out and I just got it. Turns out I was wrong on almost every detail (not American, not rock, not piano chords):

Robbie Williams - World's Most Handsome Man (at 3:28)

Thanks for your help, everyone!
posted by psoas at 3:44 PM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

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