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Hercules and Love Affair: "Painted Eyes" (Video)

 

Let's be honest here: after the cornucopia of throwback charm that was Hercules and Love Affair's video for "My House," whatever comes after it is going to be a bit of a letdown. In the case of the video for Blue Songs opener "Painted Eyes," it's at least the letdown is incredibly good-looking. The clip consists of a variety of women engaging in a bunch of dramatic posing and slow motion swooning, while the track's jittery strings and bass lines that just do not quit pulse away in the background.

 

The U.S. version of Blue Songs is set to be released on Aug 16 via Moshi Moshi in double-disc form, and includes a variety of Hercules remixes on the second disc, in addition to a cover of the xx's "Shelter" at the end of the first disc.

 

[Pitchfork]

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