Fugazi - The Argument (2001) - “The Kill”
”Sultry” is an odd word to ascribe to Fugazi, but it definitely describes this song well. Here, Ian and Guy’s typically noisy, experimental guitars get beautifully recontextualized by round, jazzy bass tones and a subtle, dry drum sound, lending their riffs an atmospheric, wind chime quality. It’s so uniquely Fugazi, yet unlike anything they had done previous. The more I listen to this song, the more I see The Argument anticipating some of Radiohead’s later work, namely In Rainbows.