Alba "Knokke"

Australian duo Alba (formerly Albatross) has been opening for the likes of Gold Panda, Four Tet, and Mount Kimbie as of late, and Plastic World—an upstart vinyl label co-run by Future Classic's former manager, James McInnes—put out its first release with Alba late last month, titled Knokke / Law. Featured here, that record's a-side is a sleek, mildly sinister house cut that culminates its revving bass, transposed helium vocals, and bright synth stabs with a restrained, cruising pulse. We also have the pleasure of premiering the video for "Knokke" today. The piece is an unusual, late-night triathlon for two protagonists that features jogging in an above-ground parking lot, wrestling, and an ocean swim, with time in between for the sporadic drug or dance break. Alba's video for "Knokke" can be seen after the jump.