With their first US West Coast tour beginning on 15 August 2013, Selebrities are a former Florida, now Brooklyn-based band. Maria Usbeck (vocals), Jer Robert Paulin (guitar, bass) and Max Peterson (keyboards) released their debut album ‘Delusions’ on 10 July 2012.
They have a lot of competition with the 80s new wave comeback in full swing, but no other band seems to sound as original as Selebrities.
Their second album ‘Lovely Things’ throws us even more post-punk 80s flashbacks.
The second upbeat, and slightly grungy track from the album is ‘Temporary Touch‘. The video featured below films Maria Usbeck singing to us in various ways, including with a lion. We have no idea why the lion is in the video, but she is looking incredibly like Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, which isn’t a bad thing.
The video was directed by Holland Brown.
Fellow Cascine labelmates, Keep Shelly in Athens have also remixed ‘Temporary Touch’ and is it available for free download.
Broken heart? Upload your picture on the Selebrities’ website and join their wall of broken hearts.
Sounds like: Keep Shelly in Athens, Kisses, Fleetwood Mac, New Order, The Pretenders