Monday Morning Fuel (Convention Edition): Thievery Corporation - Vampires

Sometimes, on Monday morning when you're trying to rouse yourself and get to work, you need something uplifting. In times like this, caught in the widening and soul-devouring gyre of U.S. political party conventions, you need something that's a sobering reminder of the real world that you're about to face. Thievery Corporation is always good for that. In some ways, understanding what you're actually dealing with and being prepared is more uplifting than a few happy beats to chase the nightmares away.

But this song still has some of those patented Thievery Corporation touches: echo-soaked keys, smooth and propulsive base, and a political message every bit as direct as it should be. Oh, and some saxophone. There's saxophone. And it's good saxophone, too.