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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Song of the Day: Gagarin by Public Service Broadcasting

I love this song. I love this video. I love this artwork.

I didn't know anything about this band until I heard "Gagarin" this morning while listening to the All Songs Considered podcast. The British duo Public Service Broadcasting attempts to "teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future" by mixing sounds from old propaganda films with electronic sounds. It works surprisingly well for them I must say. Below is a video for "Gagarin" off the band's forthcoming album. If you've ever wanted to watch two astronauts (or cosmonauts?) dancing while you listen to some real funky horns mixed with old sound clips about Yuri Gagarin, you have weirdly specific wishes, but also you can satisfy those desires with the video below:

The band's full-length album "The Race For Space" is due out February 24. I love the artwork for the album too. I think I may have to go from never hearing of them to pre-ordering the vinyl from the band's website in about a 12 hour span.

If you want to hear more from Public Service Broadcasting (as I did), they have a 2013 album titled "Inform - Educate - Entertain" that you can listen to on Spotify.