Check My Heart' is the first single taken from the forthcoming Pastels album Slow Summits out 27th May 2013 on Domino.
'Check My Heart' is all optimism, boldly announced by Katrina Mitchell's intrepid vocal overlaps and Stephen McRobbie's more melancholic counter. The Pastels' love of garage punk, soul crossover and first-wave independent clatter converging all too briefly, winding down the window and racing off into the summertime.
Shot on 16mm film with minimum set-ups, Blair Young's 'Check My Heart' promo is the story of one early spring Saturday in Glasgow. Lives overlap, connect, coincide, the music is a constant; sometimes it's only playing in our heads.
Taken from forthcomingLP, Immunity (released on June 3rd 2013 in the UK, June 4th in the US). The video for Open Eye Signal was filmed by Aoife McArdle in California: "The track is really special. I saw it as a singular, hypnotic journey that's almost endless. You get lost in it. I liked the idea of a city kid taking us on that journey... just one day suddenly deciding to escape his life and see more of the world in the only way he understands...via skateboard."
Jon Hopkins will be performing a headline album launch show at London’s Village Underground on 12th June. [PLAY]
"We Are All Bourgeois Now" originally by McCarthy [Domino Publishing]
There's something wrong somewhere here - So through unclean streets I made my way -With holes in my shoes and my children asleep at my feet- I paid my way
In every town on the way -The people looked grey the buildings looked healthy- But one day I met a man With money to spare- He said he would tell me how it is
The State he began Has been propping up people too long- For far too long -We all got lazy and couldn't be bothered- To make our way through the world
But we are all bourgeois now -Once there was class war -But not any longer- Because baby we are all bourgeois now So go out and make your way in the world -We're free to choose ...
In Booming Britain we all work together- To raise ourselves in the world- Each of us knows someone -Who has done well for themselves So well for themselves "Thank you," I said as I left I'll be on my way, I see how it is
We are all bourgeois now -And somehow I'll raise myself through the world- I'm free to choose -We're all free to choose...
A Hawk and Hacksaw is a duo based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the shoot, they were joined by friends from this world and the other.
"You have Already Gone to the Other World" (Barnes) by A Hawk and A Hacksaw feat. John Dieterich and Nick Petree. With Jeremy Barnes on santur and keyboards, Heather Trost on violin, John Dieterich on slide guitar and Nick Petree on tapan.
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