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Phoenix have made their big comeback last month with the homemade lyrics video for “Entertainment,” the lead track off their highly-anticipated fifth studio album Bankrupt (out April 22nd via Glassnote — Oh, how are we supposed to wait another 1,5 months?). Today, French synth-pop quartet have unveiled the Patrick Daughters-directed (whose credits include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Feist, Depeche Mode), Asian culture inspired visuals for the wonderful upbeat track, featuring people from different time periods running, crying, dying and fighting for love. It’s melodramatic, yet quite entertaining to watch. Enjoy.
We can’t get enough of Glaswegian band CHVRCHES and we aren’t going to apologize for flooding Hot Shit with everything this band touches. Such as the sci-fi themed video they’ve just posted for “Recover,” a track taken from their forthcoming EP of the same name that our writer Gökçe Emir recently featured in our Audio section. We double-dare you not to get goosebumps while listening to Lauren Mayberry’s voice. Expect their debut full-length to be released via Glassnote by the end of summer.
Bonus: listen to their remix of St. Lucia’s excellent “Before the Dive.”
French pop-rockers Phoenix have just leaked the lyric video of their brand new single “Entertainment,” taken from their very anticipated fifth album Bankrupt! which is due out on April 23rd in North America via Loyauté/Glassnote. Two interesting facts about the album: it was produced with Cassius’ Philippe Zdar and it was mixed on the same console that Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recorded on.
We are big fans of the Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES ever since they premiered their debut single “Lies” in May 2012, followed by the 2012 hit single “The Mother We Share” in September. This week, the Glasgow band have once more outdone themselves with their latest single “Recover” from the forthcoming EP of the same name. With Lauren Mayberry’s otherworldly, enchanting vocals laced with ecstatic bursts of synths and crisp percussions, “Recover” is an instant anthem, one that will keep playing in your head for a long, long time. It is not too much to say that this is pure pop perfection and we hope it gets an official video soon.
CHVRCHES will be releasing the Recover EP on March 26th via Glassnote, and will follow that up with their debut full-length later this year. Enjoy.
Here’s the new Flight Facilities track “Clair De Lune,” which features the vocals of Christine Hoberg. The track is an hommage to Claude Debussy’s song of the same name. You can get it on November 13th via Glassnote Records. Stream the track, get teased by the video excerpt and check back later for the full clip.
I’d like to imagine that I speak for all fellow Mumford & Sons fans when I say that getting to hear Babel via Glassnotein its entirety was like finally enjoying a guilt-free piña colada at a bar while silently smirking at your success for having bypassed the nonsensical laws on the acceptable drinking age in your home country, but I digress.
Yes, I can safely say my cravings have been satisfied full 15 banjo-picking, foot-stomping, soul-stirring tunes. But like many who’ve had their fair share of legally acquired alcohol might attest, the shimmer is short lived. Babel is more obviously hope-driven than pain-stricken, and I miss the heartache of Sigh No More. I can’t deny that Marcus and the boys didn’t deliver; their songs still trigger my socially unacceptable habit of belting out along with the chorus, complete with thicker harmonies this time around too.
Maybe I just haven’t grown out of the sadness, but when I’m ready for the feeling of triumphant elation, I know Babel will be there waiting.
To keep with the theme, or for the under-rock dwellers, here’s “I Will Wait,” directed by Fred&Nick.