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    Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:44:06

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    Lo-fi garage rockers Society—that's 24-year-old singer Jamie Girdler and veteran producer Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream, Paul Weller)—today released the video for the single, "The Fear The Hate," from their upcoming debut album due sometime in 2016.

    The song, a gritty track that blends swinging '60s go-go with the trip-hoppy, industrial sound of the '90s and available now through Luv Luv Luv Records, is set here to footage from the Beirut "You Stink" protests, when the youth and other factions of Lebanese society took up against their government over a lack of response to mountains of garbage piling up in the streets. From heated confrontations with police, to dumpster diving street cats and the city's seedy nightlife, film making collective What Took You So Long turn a unflinching eye towards the reality of life in the city during this time. Give this one a watch and then let's talk about the logo on your Starbucks cup.

    It's a striking watch and equally catchy sound; what folks are calling "soulful," "Sergio Leone-inspired," and one that's "amassed a diverse list of comparisons, from the brooding likes of Portishead and The Verve to Lee Hazlewood, Serge Gainsbourg and hip hop beatsmith J Dilla."

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