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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Notwist and Themselves, as 13 & God, Issue New Album, Video for "Its Own Sun"

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM

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Yep, it's a weird idea: Oakland avant-hip-hop duo Themselves pairing up with German art-poppers the Notwist. The project is called 13 & God, and today sees the release of Own Your Ghost, the second full-length album from this unusual collaboration. There's also a rather ghostly video for "Its Own Sun," one of the more coherent tracks from the new album.

The video was directed by Notwist singer Markus Acher. "It is important to 'play ghost' at least thrice a week," Acher told Spin. "One must remember their flexible but precise relationship to death ... and don a sheet every now and again to joke with a thing that never plays with you."

Well, okay then. Check it out:

Also, grab a remix of "It's Own Sun" by labelmate Antonionian, and find another MP3 from the album, "Old Age," here.


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