New Order Offer Breakdancing-Filled Video for ‘People on the High Line’
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Two of the biggest cultural imports of the ’80s, New Order and breakdancing, have joined forces. Today, the legendary English synth group released a video for “People on the High Line,” which you can watch above.
The clip features Hakim Saber and Stella McGowan (known as B-Girl Lyra) trading moves inside the East Ham Working Man’s Club in London as the song plays from a boombox. It was directed by Grace Lambert and Jackson Ducasse. “People on the High Line,” which appeared on New Order’s 2015 album Music Complete, features vocals by Elly Jackson of La Roux.
According to Pitchfork, On Oct. 21, the group are releasing a 7″ picture disc comprised of the “Richard X Video Mix” and the “Claptone Radio Edit” of the song, both of which are exclusive to the single. They are only producing 2,000 copies of the record, and you can pre-order your copy at New Order’s online store.
Last month, New Order revealed that they are getting into the craft beer business. They announced that “Stray Dog,” named after another of Music Complete‘s songs, will hit pubs and supermarkets in the U.K. this fall, with a plan for overseas distribution to follow. Made by Moorhouse Brewery, the beer was described as a “refreshing and clean tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness.”
Music Complete was New Order’s first album since 2005’s Waiting for the Siren’s Call and their first without Peter Hook. The bassist, who had been with Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and since the Joy Division days, sued the band for £2.3 million, citing unpaid royalties.
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