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Exclusive Premiere: Keane “Watch How You Go”


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Keane’s piano-led pop sound makes a welcome return in the group’s fourth album Strangeland. While the band was on break after 2008’s off-beat 80s inspired synth pop album Perfect Symmetry, they’ve now returned to form and honed their original sound. In the past they frequently drew comparisons to Coldplay and Snow Patrol and it was hard to disagree with the assessment. Now the booming choral arrangements and emotionally-charged orchestrations are more confidently their own. On their new album, the band hasn’t veered far from the sound that brought them their early success, but now Keane seems to have found their stride.

The messages telegraphed in Strangeland are simple and sweet. The lyrics delve into love and loyalty, friendship and faith, nostalgia and hope. The songs offer sentiments that everyone can relate to set to brooding beats that everyone can enjoy and soaring vocals sure to inspire even the most hesitant dancer to tap a foot or clap along to the drums. On “Watch How You Go,” the album’s third track, Tom Chaplin’s skill and capability as a vocalist shine, especially when paired with Tim Rice-Oxley’s compositions. While it is one of the slower tracks on the album, the pacing and restraint evident in the song really lets the band shine. When Chaplin’s voice soars into the chorus it’s hard to hold back an emotional response. The track is truly one of the highlights of the album, so needless to say we’re delighted to premiere the video.

Here’s Keane “Watch How You Go”:

In support of their new album, Keane is hitting the road. Here are their U.S. tour dates:

Boston MA 6/12/2012 House of Blues
North Bethesda, MD 6/14/2012 Strathmore Music Theater
New York NY 6/15/2012 Beacon Theatre
Philadelphia PA 6/16/2012 Merriam Theatre
Nashville TN 6/21/2012 Marathon Music Works
Chicago IL 6/22/2012 Vic Theatre
Milwaukee WI 6/23/2012 Pabst Theatre
Denver CO 6/25/2012 Paramount Theatre
Salt Lake CityUT 6/26/2012 Gallivan Center
Los Angeles CA 6/29/2012 Orpheum Theatre
Oakland CA 6/30/2012 Fox Theatre

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.