[youtube CN5rIqAHdAw nolink] So yesterday when the Soulwax movie ended (loved it), I was talking with a good friend who really loves music (He's got an original Velvet Underground vinyl, early Stooges pressings, sings along with Jacques Dutronc without missing a beat and can play every bass riff of any Joy Division album.) and he was like: "Is the new Portishead any good?" and I was like: "What?" and jumped up like I was offended or maybe about to do the guy a favor he'd remember for the rest of his life and I urged, nay, commanded him to pick up "3" and then, as if by magic, the DJ started playing this little ditty: "The Rip", which is going to be the new single.
The new video is a fittingly nightmarish, cartoonish affair. If you haven't listened to the album yet: everything you've been reading about it is true.
After the jump: listen to Portishead play 6 songs of the new album live in Portishead.
As an extra treat, I'm posting a mix of Portishead B-sides and remixes with added Gene Hunt, for your pleasure. "Don't move. You're surrounded by armed bastards."
Thanks to Picko_d. Full tracklisting after the jump.
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Other 5 songs: just click on the video and clik 'more info'.
PORTISHEAD B-SIDES & REMIXES TRACKLIST
1. Glory Box - Portishead (London 12") 2. Planet D (Portishead remix) - Sabres of paradise (WARP 12") 3. Wild Wood (portishead Sheared box remix) - Paul Weller (Island 12") 4. Roads - Portishead (Go Beat) - from the album 'Dummy' 5. Scorn - Portishead (London 12") 6. Karmakoma (Portishead experience) - Massive Attack (circa 12") 7. Only You (Live) - Portishead (Go Beat) - from the album 'Roseland NYC live' 8. Mysterions - Portishead (Go Beat) - from the album 'Dummy' 9. Revenge of the number - Portishead (Go Beat) 10. leave me (Portishead remix) - Natalie Imbruglia (White) 11. Wandering Star - Portishead (Go Beat) - from 'Dummy' 12. Sour Sour times - - Portishead (Go Beat 12") 13. Sheared Box - Portishead (London 12") 14. Lot more - Portishead - Portishead (Go Beat 12") 15. Nefeisa(portishead remix) - Earthling (cooltempo 12") 16. The time has come (Portishead remix) - U.N.K.L.E (Mo Wax) 17. Over (remix) - Portishead (Go Beat 12") 18. Elysium (parlour talk remix) - Portishead (Go beat 12")