I received the following message from Public Service Broadcasting this week:
Regular readers will know that we released a limited edition 7” Elfstedentocht for Record Store Day 2014. We had a few queries from fans either a) unable to obtain a copy, and / or b) surprised to find that it had no download code. We’ve run some formulae here at PSB Towers and have come up with a + b = x, where x is a free download. It’s partly to say sorry to those who missed out, and partly as a bonus for those who didn’t.
Here’s the link for the free download….
Free Public Service Broadcasting Download
In case you’re interested here’s a little background information about Elfstedentocht from Wikipedia…..
The Elfstedentocht is an almost 200 kilometres (120 mi) long skating tour which is held both as a speed skating match (with 300 contestants) and a leisure tour (with 16,000 skaters). It is held in the province of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands, leading past all eleven historical cities of the province. The tour is held at most once a year, only when the natural ice along the entire course is at least 15 centimetres (6 in) thick;  sometimes on consecutive years, other times with gaps that may exceed 20 years. When the ice is suitable, the tour is announced and starts within 48 hours.
I’m betting my friend Gerard can tell us more.
So I guess it is time to confess that I’m an airplane nut. I grew up on air force bases all over the US never living in one place more than a year. The flight lines seemed to always be close to our base housing so I was constantly exposed to military aircraft. I was fascinated with all of the fighter jets and bombers on the bases and this grew into a fascination with WWI and WWII aircraft as well.
I tell you all of this because it might help explain my obsession with Public Service Broadcasting, today’s featured band for this Two’fer Tuesday post. Public Service Broadcasting is an electronic music duo that takes samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, and uses it as the basis for incredible electronic music videos. I really can’t explain it any better than that ….. you really need to see it to understand it! So……without further ado…….here’s Public Service Broadcasting with Spitfire……
If you’re like me you might be thinking…. Ok that’s a pretty cool gimmick but how can you translate that into a live performance. Here’s an answer to that question in form of a video of Public Service Broadcasting playing Spitfire live……
I realize this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I really like it. If they’re ever anywhere close to Northern Alabama I plan to see them live. If you’re interested in hearing more, check out their debut album released last May, Inform-Educate-Entertain.