On the heels of that amazing Gerry Rafferty cover from earlier this week, New Zealand's Aldous Harding shares the timeless opening track from her new record Designer, coming later this month on 4AD. Watch the beguilingly strange "Fixture Picture" video, directed by Jack Whiteley & Aldous Harding herself, below:
As she prepares to unveil her brilliant new record Designer later this month on 4AD/Flying Nun, New Zealand's Aldous Harding once again illustrates why she's one of our favorite performers around with her haunting take on Gerry Rafferty's 1978 yacht rock classic, from a recent set at Rough Trade in Brooklyn (via Brooklyn Vegan):
In a Poem Unlimited, the latest U.S. Girls album was not made by me, Meg Remy, all on my lonesome. It required the sensitivity and skill of more than 20 people. Over the course of the day, I will highlight some of these collaborators, directing you towards the music they each make when not graciously contributing to U.S. Girls records...
Aldous Harding shares the stunning video for the opening track from one of the year's best albums. Directed + edited by Charlotte Evans. Not quite as intense as seeing Aldous live, but probably about as close as you can get. Aldous says the video's concept "is based on that awful scene from 'Apocalypse Now' where the Playmates pile out of the helicopter," adding, "the costume was handmade for me, it turned out great. It's in the bin. I spent eight hours dancing on a Lazy Susan, it was easy really.” Party is out now on 4AD: