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The Presets – “No Fun” Interactive Video

The Australian dance duo the Presets put out a new single right at the beginning of this year, and now they’ve followed it up with another. “No Fun” comes with an interactive video featuring a cube that you can rotate. Depending on which side you’re looking at, you’ll see different images, and the mix shift… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 3, 2014 - 1:23 pm

The Presets – “Goodbye Future” Video

A little over a month ago we heard “Goodbye Future,” the first in a series of 2014 singles by Aussie electronica duo the Presets. Now that hooky club track has a video in which figures from throughout history congregate on a very violent dance floor. The clip comes from Aussie filmmaker Prad Senanayake, who saysMore »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2014 - 9:50 am

The Presets – “Goodbye Future”

Coming out of a quiet recess following their third album, 2012’s Pacifica, Australian electronic duo the Presets have returned with a new track titled “Goodbye Future.” The song is a rhythmic and computerized anthem, the chopped and Auto-Tuned chorus repeating, “Goodbye to the future/ Nice to know ya.” “Goodbye Future” is the first track i… More »

By: Taylor Law / January 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Presets – “Promises” Video

The new video for Aussie dance-rock duo the Presets’ new single “Promises” is a propulsive stream of disconnected images — some CGI, some flesh-and-blood. Special Problems direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 4:16 pm

The Presets, Flight Facilities, Oliver @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles 10/27/12

Aussie electronic duo The Presets captivated a sold out Club Nokia while on tour in support of their album Pacifica. The pulsating climax of “Youth In Trouble” and the crowd singing along to “Ghosts” in addition with older songs like “Are You The One?” and “Kicking And Screaming” were some of the highlights. Flight Facilities and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 30, 2012 - 10:31 am

CMJ On The Streets: Icona Pop, Presets, Sinkane, And More

Last week’s CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival’s NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

By: Puja Patel / October 22, 2012 - 4:54 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I never expected to use the word “Lynchian” to describe a 2 Chainz video, but that happened this week. Yet again, we’ve got a complete avalanche of idiosyncratic visions and brainpan-expoding imagery from a whole lot of videos this week, both big-budget and no-budget. And in putting this list together, I had to make some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 31, 2012 - 12:28 pm

The Presets – “Ghosts” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian dance-rock duo the Presets will release their new album Pacifica next month, and we’ve already posted their single “Ghosts.” For the song’s video, director Abteen Bagheri films synchronized divers in ecstatic black-and-white slow motion, and it’s pretty breathtaking to see these bodies falling with such perfect form. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 10:41 am

The Presets – “Ghosts”

Aussie dance-rockers the Presets are about to release their new album Pacifica, and we’ve already seen their glitchy “Youth In Trouble” video. Now they’ve shared another track from the LP, the straightforwardly squiggly “Ghosts.” Hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 2:43 pm

The Presets – “Youth In Trouble” Video

Australian rave-rock duo the Presets are getting set to release their new album Pacifica, and now the album’s first single, the tense and sinuous six-minute “Youth In Trouble,” has a video. Visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka directs, and the clip is straight pixelated chaos — images of riots and fights and cheerleading competitions seen through the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012 - 9:46 am

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we’ve both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong at any moment, but so far we’ve made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm

New Presets Video – “If I Know You”

The Australian Coachella-bound duo of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes are back with a Eva Husson-directed video for Apocalypso’s “If I Know You.” Their second album’s been out almost a year — this is the fifth, final single. The song’s accompanying clip, which follows a kid as he discards his shirt and dances his way… More »

By: brandon / February 16, 2009 - 10:10 am

New Presets Video – “My People”

Congratulations Kris Moyes, you’re one of few video directors to get a Stereogum tag (it’s really small right now, sorry mate). Kris has proven to be the go-to guy for most every indie-oriented Australian act we write about, from Architecture In Helsinki to Cut Copy to Sia; he’s turned himself into a regular Patrick Daughter… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007 - 12:15 pm

New Presets – “My People”

Our fondest Presets memory comes from SXSW ’06, watching the Aussie duo juice up a small but loud crowd of diehard afterpartyers at Factory People around 5AM, on the heels of a similarly intimate and sweaty set from a lipstick smeared Beth Ditto and the Gossip (it looked like this). In the time since, the… More »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2007 - 1:46 pm

Hot Chip/Grand National/The Presets @ Bowery Ballroom 3/11/06

Watching four perfectly average, somewhat awkward white boys sidle up to a buffet of vintage synthesizers, I questioned coming to a place like Bowery for a band like Hot Chip. Though a devotee of the Brits’ laptop squirgle pop, I feared a set of lifeless sample pad triggering and repertoire regurgitation. Despite the best effort… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 13, 2006 - 8:27 am