Following the lead of the similarly psychedelic “Three Women” clip, the Julian House-directed video for “Neon Beanbag” initially looks like the song’s title suggests before moving into a muted collagist landscape of faded ’50s (and beyond) pop imagery and ubiquitous thought/action bubbles that also act as tear drops, beanbags, and straight-up graphic design. It’s the opener from Chemical Chords, Stereolab’s new previously mentioned first proper album in four years, from which we’ve also seen them do a live “Valley Hi!.”

The song’s streaming without images at MySpace.

Chemical Chords is out now in the UK on Duophonic UHF Disks and in the US on 4AD.

Comments (5)
  1. They never fail to please

  2. sweet. Chemical chords is out now?

  3. kingoffresno  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2008 0

    I believe the video was directed by Julian House, who is an awesome awesome designer and has done most of their previous album art as well as stuff for Broadcast. Props to him

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