Portishead hook up with Amnesty International
Portishead's Chase the tear gets a 12" vinyl release through XL on November 14th, all proceeds going to Amnesty International. It's a fantastic blast of krautrock with Beth Gibbons' signature downbeat vocal. There's also a version (re-imagining, officially, with more of an electro feel) by Toronto's Doldrums, which moves things from the autobahn to the racetrack - it's also worth your time. The label actually had 200 signed copies of this at the Independent Label Market in Brooklyn over the weekend just gone - I'm assuming they are now gone. So you'll have to make do with this lovely B&W video.