by Bill Pearis

PSB

UK multimedia duo Public Service Broadcasting are looking to the heavens for their new album, The Race For Space, which is out February 23. As the title suggests, this time the focus their cut-and-paste technique is the '60s obsession with getting into orbit. The first single is "Gagarin," a tribute to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first man to orbit the earth in a spacecraft. With samples from various radio and television broadcasts, J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth have concocted a very funky backing track for it. For the video, directed by Alex Kemp, you get just what you'd expect: a pair dancing astronauts. You can watch it below.

PSB were last in North America for CMJ 2013 but they'll splash down on this side of the Atlantic again next year for SXSW. They'll be touring around it too, including NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 10. Tickets for that show are on PSB presale right now, go on AmEx presale today at noon with the public on-sale starting at noon on Friday (11/21).

All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

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Public Service Broadcasting - 2014/2015 Tour Dates
19 NOV Helsingborg Cirkus (at The Tivoli), Helsingborg, Sweden
20 NOV København Loppen, København, Denmark
21 NOV Oslo Blaa Oslo, Oslo, Norway
22 NOV Stockholm Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
31 JAN Liverpool w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Echo Arena, Liverpool , United Kingdom
2 FEB Dundee w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Caird Hall, Dundee, United Kingdom
3 FEB Edinburgh w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Usher Hall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 FEB Newcastle w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Metro Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom
6 FEB Wolverhampton w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
7 FEB Nottingham w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Nottingham Capital Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom
9 FEB Plymouth w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Plymouth Pavillions, Plymouth, United Kingdom
10 FEB Bournemouth w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Bournemouth International Centre , Bournemouth, United Kingdom
11 FEB Brighton w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Brighton Centre, Brighton, United Kingdom
13 FEB London w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ The O2, London, United Kingdom
14 FEB Leeds w/ Kaiser Chiefs @ Leeds Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom
26 FEB Leicester Album Launch @ National Space Centre, Leicester, United Kingdom
27 FEB Leicester Album Launch @ National Space Centre, Leicester, United Kingdom
6 MAR Adelaide WOMADelaide, Adelaide, Australia
8 MAR Adelaide WOMADelaide, Adelaide, Australia
13 MAR New Plymouth WOMAD NZ, New Plymouth, New Zealand
15 MAR New Plymouth WOMAD NZ, New Plymouth, New Zealand
17 MAR Houston TBC, Houston, United States
18 MAR Austin, TX South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX, United States
19 MAR Austin, TX South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX, United States
20 MAR Austin, TX South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX, United States
25 MAR Denver Larimer Lounge, Denver, United States
26 MAR Salt Lake City Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, United States
28 MAR Seattle Barboza, Seattle, United States
29 MAR Portland Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, United States
31 MAR San Francisco Above DNA, San Francisco, United States
2 APR Los Angeles The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, United States
3 APR Chicago Schubas, Chicago, United States
4 APR Toronto The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
7 APR Montreal Bar Le Ritz, Montreal, Canada
8 APR Allston Great Scott, Allston, United States
10 APR New York City Bowery Ballroom, New York City, United States
11 APR Philadelphia World Cafe, Philadelphia, United States
22 APR Brighton 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Corn Exchange, Brighton, United Kingdom
23 APR Bristol 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ O2 Academy, Bristol, United Kingdom
24 APR Portsmouth 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Pyramids, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
25 APR Cambridge 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Corn Exchange , Cambridge, United Kingdom
28 APR Sheffield 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ The Foundry, Sheffield, United Kingdom
29 APR Manchester 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom
30 APR Newcastle 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Riverside, Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 MAY Inverness 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Ironworks, Inverness, United Kingdom
2 MAY Glasgow 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ O2 Academy, Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 MAY Belfast 'The Race For Space' UK Tour @ Mandela Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
5 MAY Dublin 'The Race For Space' UK & Ireland Album Tour @ Button Factory, Dublin, United Kingdom
6 MAY Birmingham 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
7 MAY london 'The Race For Space' UK Album Tour @ Roundhouse, london, United Kingdom

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