Partying with me was the wisest thing you’ve done since you climbed off your horse.
Patron Saints of Partying, lead by the Great Orator of Indie himself have recently announced they have recorded a new song for the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Song of Ice and Fire-based series is winning big hipster points in my eyes, having used The National’s “The Rain of Castamere” only last year in the Battle of Blackwater.
The song, titled “The Bear with the Maiden Fair” features lyrics written by series creator George. R. R. Martin himself (so expect both the Bear and Maiden Fair to die after a graphically described sex scene), and was composed by Ramin Djawadi. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss described the song as “one of the most popular songs in Westeros, beloved by nobles and commoners alike, sung at taverns and feasts”.
On the subject of The Hold Steady, they said “We wanted our rendition to be bawdy and a little sloppy – drunken musicians getting up on the table and jamming while the rowdy party continues around them. There was no-one better for the job than The Hold Steady, and the song they delivered has been stuck in our heads for the last four weeks.”
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