If you do not know the genius of PSB or PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, the video for GAGARIN will be a great introduction. I was lucky enough to see them live earlier this year at SXSW and I was not disappointed. PSB takes old footage and audio from historical archives and turns them into songs. As far as innovative and different, this band is definitely all of that and more. The duo are also a great act in concert. J Willgoose, Esq. (guitar/banjo/beats) and Wrigglesworth (drums) don’t talk during their set and use pre-recorded snippets like “Hello” and “Thank you very much”. The accompanying videos of old footage that marries up with the songs during the live set really is a great part of the live experience. The best live example I can give is their recording at NPR’s tiny desk concert. To me, PSB is absolute genius but I suppose some might not truly get what they are doing. They wear their ties,glasses and corduroy when they play live and it’s all part of the show.

The release of 2013’s Inform-Educate-Entertain was an album I would go back to over and over again. My favorite track from last year by far was “Everest”. I’m very excited to see what the new album is like, especially with the new track and video for GAGARIN just being released.  Their new album The Race For Space will be released on February 23 of next year and I’m super excited the boys from across the pond will be coming to SXSW again in 2015. The video for GAGARIN is fun, entertaining and also remembers the first man to ever travel into space in 1961. Here is the video and even if you don’t like the music, how can you not like break dancing astronauts?

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