on Friday, July 25, 2008
Having debuted on The Hype Machine via this very blog back in September 2006, Castle Donington quartet Late Of The Pier are now gearing up for the launch of their debut album, 'Fantasy Black Channel'. The Erol Alkan produced album drops on August 11th, preceded by the single release of 'Heartbeat', complete with awesome video:

Directed by Megaforce, the video is pretty weird. Then again, the song isn't exactly your typical "by numbers" jaunt - "Pineapple pieces in brine, fucking around with your mind". And their video back catalogue is hardly filled with simplistic performance videos. The 'Heartbeat' vid actually reminds me of the beginning of 'Once In A Lifetime' by Talking Heads [YouTube] as well. Same as it ever was.

The synth-heavy floorfiller 'Heartbeat' will be released on August 4th. Order at the Late Of The Pier [online store].

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