Capturing a community spirit that these days is more important than ever, the video for The Pastels‘ new single “Check My Heart” is upbeat, charming and can be watchedHERE. Stereogum premiered the video yesterday. Taken from the forthcoming album Slow Summits, “Check My Heart” is also available to download now.
Shot on 16mm film with minimum set-ups, Blair Young‘s “Check My Heart” promo is the story of one early spring Saturday in Glasgow. Lives overlap, connect, coincide, the music is a constant; sometimes it’s only playing in our heads.
As a track, “Check My Heart” is all optimism, boldly announced by Katrina Mitchell‘s intrepid vocal overlaps and Stephen McRobbie‘s more melancholic counter. The sound is 3D, vivid – The Pastels’ love of garage punk, soul crossover and first-wave independent clatter converging all too briefly, winding down the window and racing off into the summertime.
Pastelism 2013, Glasgow in the sun.
Promo by Blair Young for The Forest of Black.
“Check My Heart” will be released on 7″ on April 29th, including the b-side “Illuminum Song.” Both songs will be available digitally as a bundle from May 27th.
Slow Summits will be released on May 28th through Domino. Pre-order the album on CD (WIGCD185) and LP (WIGLP185) HERE.
The Pastels will be performing at the Chickfactor 21 Festival at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on June 13th. Tickets can be purchased HERE. This will be The Pastels first New York area show since 1997. The Chickfactor 21 line up also includes: Lilys, The Cannanes, Versus, Rose Melberg, Future Bible Heroes, Aluminum Group, Honeybunch, True Love Always, Dump, Jim Ruiz Set and Lois.
The Pastels will be playing the following European shows as well:
June 1st Glasgow, CCA – Tickets
July 27th: Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire Tickets
August 16th: Green Man Festival, Black Mountains, Wales – Tickets
August 24th: Doune the Rabbit Hole, Doune, Scotland – Tickets