Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GUESS WHAT.

We're way busy packing for our first ever Glastonbury, but before we jet off for the weekend we had to hook you up with the amazing new video that's just come through for Marina & The Diamonds' "I Am Not A Robot". Directed by Dazed & Confused founder and famed London photographer Rankin, it's hands down one of the best videos we've seen in ages and one of the more special things we've ever been involved with. We were on set for a portion of the grueling 16 hour shoot (which involved three full body paint jobs) and it was obvious this was going to be pure magic, but the video turned out even more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. Truly a work of art.

Out on Neon Gold this past Monday, "Robot" is the lead single from The Crown Jewels EP, which is still available for purchase from the Neon Gold Shop and Puregroove as well as on iTunes UK. As per usual it comes backed by a delicately assembled remix package, one of the highlights of which is the incredible mix from The Aspirins For My Children. NME's named the remix their #1 Must Hear track in this week's issue and they're pretty much spot on there: this shit has massive trance stabs, high drama strings, actual robots and just about anything else you could possibly ask for. Between this and his immense destruction of "Obsessions", we're starting to feel like a full-fledged Aspirins/Marina EP is something that needs to happen... we're not making any promises though.

MP3: "I Am Not A Robot" (Aspirins For My Children Remix) - Marina & The Diamonds

That's all for now, off to Glastonbury tomorrow. We'll be back in action next week (with a new single announcement, no less) provided we survive the next four days. Holler at us if you're headed down and if you're not be sure to keep it locked on our twitter for drunken updates on how much fucking fun we're having. We'll be spending most of our time kicking it the Chess Club-curated stage at the Departure Lounge, where Neon Gold favorites and Chess Club all-stars Ex-Lovers, Mumford & Sons, Kurran & The Wolfnotes and many more will be awing the masses all weekend. Check out the full line up our Chess Club dudes have put together HERE. Can't wait, y'all.

// Rankin & Chris //

7 comments:

Richard said...

Nice tune.

Not a fan of the video tough. How bout filming a nice studio performance?

Still.

Go Marina.

James said...

Richard Can S a fat D. Video rocked. Marina is the tatties. Loved it.

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Anonymous said...

This is truly amazing, Im speechless

Neon Gold said...

Really, Richard? A nice studio performance? Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and all, but "nice studio performance" videos are the most played out and generic treatment around, here's something that actually attempts to do something bold, new and visually stimulating...

Jamie said...

Are you recovered yet from Glasto yet?

My shoulders are still fucked.

I was dragged by my girlfriend to go and see Marina on Saturday morning. I was hungover as fuck and had to leave the tent to throw up so didn't really enjoy her.

Took me 2 or 3 hours just to leave the fucking hospitality car park on Sunday. Blur were more than worth it though.

jehan said...

video is beautiful.

don't think the song has anything on obsessions or mowglis though.