The New Pornographers: Your Hands (Together) (video)

It’s a big day for releases with new ones out today from Broken Social Scene, the Hold Steady and the New Pornographers, whose fifth album, Together, has been crystallizing beautifully in my head over the past couple of weeks.

I didn’t quite envision a Brazilian martial arts/dance routine as a visual accompaniment, but the new video for Your Hands (Together) seems to match the song’s power-pop punch. The group’s synth player/multi-instrumentalist Blaine Thurier directed the clip and tells Spinner:

“It’s 100 percent real. There’s no camera trickery. They are doing Capoeira. It’s this Brazilian mix of martial arts and dance. It was developed by slaves and because they had their hands shackled, they could only kick and use their legs.”

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