According to NPR Music, Hospitality's "I Miss Your Bones" is, "easily one of the catchiest songs of the year". We concur. Today, the song's tutorial-happy braid-heavy music video was debuted; watch it, share it, love it now!
Director Lara Gallagher on the video:
When I first heard the song, I was struck by how specific it was—missing someone's BONES. Not their hair or their smell or how much fun they are to be around, but their bones. Beyond my initial brainstorms involving dancing old ladies and milk, I thought about my favorite age group (girls in junior high) and just how weird and specific obsession at this age can be. It also got me thinking about how intangible and digital things have become, and how you can miss someone even if you technically can see them all the time. In this scenario, I think missing someone's bones—the things that make them real and standing before you as opposed to on the internet or in your email—makes total sense.
"I Miss Your Bones" can be found on Hospitality's masterful sophomore release Trouble, available on LP, CD, and digital in the Merge store. Mojo Magazine says Trouble is, "Sweet at its core, but pleasantly dark at the edges." Give it a spin on Spotify or Rdio to find out for yourself!
Hospitality is literally all over the map: the Brooklyn trio is currently touring Europe for the first time, which included a performance with Cloud Nothings in Stockholm last night and concludes with a performance at Primavera in Barcelona. North American shows were announced today, including stops at Merge 25 in North Carolina, Osheaga Festival of Music and Arts in Montreal, and dates with fellow Merge family members Ex Hex amongst others.
Trouble is the band's second album, available now in the Merge store, at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rdio, and your local independent record store. Bust Magazine says Trouble is, "a record that effortlessly strikes that jittery balance between escapism, existentialism, and mountains of emptiness".More >
Happy Release day to Hospitality! Watch their performance for Brooklyn Vegan, and get thee to your favorite record store or digital outlet for Trouble!
Hospitality will embark on a month-long national tour, armed with copies of their new full-length Trouble, out January 28th.More >
On January 28, Hospitality will release Trouble, the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled Merge debut.More >
On January 28, Hospitality will release Trouble, the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled Merge debut. Hospitality was met with universal praise, appearing on year-end lists from NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more.More >
Brian's Favorite Things of 2012:More >
Hospitality released the new video for "Eighth Avenue" today via Sound of the City, the Village Voice music blog.More >
Hospitality visited the A.V. Club offices in Chicago to offer their take on Steely Dan's "Riki Don't Lose That Number." Amber told the A.V. Club that this was the first cover song they had ever learned! We agree with the A.V. Club who said, "I think they nailed it, adding a bit of Can/Neu/Stereolab-style chug and rubbing a bit of rock dirt on such a pristine original. Enjoy!"More >
Hospitality visited the infamous "tiny desk" aka the NPR Music hub in Washington, DC to perform stripped-down versions of songs from their self-titled debut album released earlier this year.More >
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21, and we have four very special releases to mark the occasion of one of our favorite days of the year! Also, Hospitality, the Love Language & M. Ward will visit independent record stores for celebratory in-store performances. The only way to get your hands on these releases is to visit your local independent record store on April 21.More >
Merge will release the self-titled debut album from Brooklyn's Hospitality on January 31. Formed in 2007, Hospitality has evolved from a bedroom project to a 4-piece collaborative group opening for bands such as Stereolab, Wild Flag and The Rosebuds.More >
We are pleased to announce the addition of Hospitality to the Merge family! The band’s debut full-length will be released on Merge in early 2012. The angular, intricate, and intelligent compositions of Hospitality signal a sophisticated new pop voice.More >