Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey, remember trip hop?

...those were the days. And thanks to Portishead's new, first-in-over-10-years album, Third, we can soon relive them! (Specifically, on April 29.)

The band dropped Third's first single, "Machine Gun," today, via their website, where it can be downloaded. Bjorkish in its industrial beats, the track is still unmistakably Portishead. "The Rip," another Third jam, shows a similar predilection for synthy sounds, possibly suggesting that the new record will be a fairly different experience than either Dummy or Portishead.

In conclusion, I'm pumped! Here's hoping their tour schedule expands well beyond its current dates, limited to Europe, as of now.

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2 comments:

Adam Wogen said...

I know its an old post but...

It seems like I'll completely forget about Portishead for a few months at a time and then remember how awesome they are.

Seriously, so sweet. Roseland NYC Live...live recordings don't get much better!

John Potter said...

I do the same. And yeah, PNYC is dope. I'm hoping they tour...