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Check Out: Portishead – “Chase The Tear”

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Three months back, we reported that Portishead had “big plans” for their follow up to 2008’s Third. While it’s not exactly the business they discussed, they do have a new song making the rounds on the internet.

Titled “Chase The Tear”, the track works off of a steady digitized beat that recalls Brad Fiedel’s score to 1984’s The Terminator. It’s smooth, but not too sharp. You can feel the lo-fi edge to it, especially in the muffled drum tracks. When vocalist Beth Gibbons lays down her first vocals, about a minute or so in, it’s actually kind of creepy and unexpected. But by then you’re already grooving. Yes, grooving to Portishead! How obscene, right?

For fans looking to buy the track, you should know it’s for a good cause. Tomorrow is International Human Rights Day, marking the 51st anniversary of the United Nation’s historic ”Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” set on December 10th, 1948. Portishead is working with Amnesty International and all proceeds from the new song go to the organization. Ar you sold yet? Good! You can purchase here via 7digital.

Or if you’re strapped for a dollar, you can click here.

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