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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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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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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.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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