krcb header-tagline

support krcb button 2

Text Size

Public Service Broadcasting: 'Gagarin'

Trust me, this is the best thing you'll watch all day.

In a new video for their song, "Gagarin," J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth, the two unassuming guys behind the band Public Service Broadcasting, don matching spacesuits and bust out a synchronized dance routine that'll make your heart leap out of your chest with pure joy.

It's kind of hard to believe they have these kind of mad skills. And maybe they don't. Once Willgoose and Wrigglesworth plop on their space helmets it's impossible to make out their faces. But it's a lot more fun to suspend your disbelief and assume these otherwise geeky guys are getting down to an insanely catchy groove.

"Gagarin" is an ode to the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first man to journey into outer space and orbit the earth, in 1961. In a joint statement, Willgoose and Wrigglesworth tell us, "We wanted to do something that reflected the sheer, triumphant exuberance of the time, and the fame, mystique and myth that instantly grew around the first man in space. But we were also keen to surprise people with the music by writing what's turned out to be a kind of brassy, funk-tinged, Doobie-Brothers-meets-Michael-Jackson odyssey in homage to Gagarin's achievement and trying to create a similarly joyful video."

"Gagarin" is from Public Service Broadcasting's upcoming new album, The Race For Space, due out Feb. 24 on Test Card Recordings.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Original Source

Music News

Jun 17

Nashville Supergroup Bermuda Triangle on the Next World Cafe – Tuesday at 2 pm

Bermuda Triangle is Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, and rising solo performers Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser.
Default Image
Jun 17

XXXTentacion, Controversial 20-Year-Old Rapper, Shot And Killed

The South Florida rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot near a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla., this afternoon and later was pronounced dead after being transported…
Default Image
Jun 17

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

A summer already full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's joint album, Everything Is…
Default Image
Jun 17

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, An Influential Russian Conductor, Has Died

The conductor Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky, an immense presence in Russian musical life during much of the Soviet era and an artist who championed the likes of composers Dmitri Shostakovich,…