Friday, August 28, 2009

Musica: "Add this Song" to your heart

Heart be still! GusGus has a new album coming out ("24/7") and a brand new spanking video for a new sparking single "Add This Song" (above).

I dare say that they are one of my favorite bands ever, even if their last albums have been a bit disappointing. But going by this new single, I have a feeling they are back to perfection.

Part of the inconsistency in their output is that they have always been an ever-changing artistic collaborative with members stepping in and out of the actual band. The current incarnation includes Stephan Stephensen (a.k.a. President Bongo), Birgir Thórarinsson (a.k.a. Biggi Veira), and Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson.

Throughout their incarnations, though, there has always been a gay sensitivity to their high-jinx and the new video is no different. You might think it's heading in a certain direction when you take a first look and then you are thrown into a loop (see screen capture below). So give it a chance and watch the whole thing. And, if you are lucky enough to catch GusGus live, please do! One of the best live bands around.

For more GusGus wonderfulness check these out:
  • GusGus official page here
  • GusGus on Facebook here
  • GusGus on MySpace here
  • GusGus on Twitter here
  • GusGus on Defected here
  • GusGus on Kompakt here

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