Hospitality | Going Out (Video)
Hospitality released a new 10-song record called “Trouble” a couple of weeks back via Merge Records, and you can listen to a single “Rockets and Jets” at the label’s soundcloud page. If you’re anything like me, the clear, melodic sounds of the band’s music mixed with vocalist Amber Papini silky delivery will be enough to perk your ears. The band also have a new video to go with a second single, “Going Out” — a song with that old, subtly funky and bluesy Stones’ “Some Girls” feel. But female lead vocals give Hospitality’s track it’s own distinction, rather than making it the second-coming of “Miss You”. There’s a sexy lyrical elegance to it too: “Awful dresses and parasols / Rhinestone rings and high-heeled soles …” Papini says this about the record: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. The ocean isn’t meant for people; we aren’t supposed to be there, and some of the animals that live there are much bigger and faster than we are in the water. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme.” The video features musicians Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips and his directed by Scott Jacobson. Note: All lyrics are unofficial. You can follow the band at twitter. — David D. Robbins Jr.