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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

PATTON OSWALT Takes on THE COUP

In a newly released buzzed about video, renowned comedian and actor Patton Oswalt provides a brilliant comedic interpretation of the revolutionary soul anthem “The Magic Clap” by Oakland group The Coup. Oswalt described the video on Twitter by saying succinctly, “I explain my favorite song by my favorite band.” The video, which is spreading across the internet via sites such as Funny Or Die, The Huffington Post, Slate, The AV Club, Mashable and others, features Oswalt on a couch delivering a non stop barrage of ingenious sight gags directly relating to the socially charged lyrics of the song.

To watch Patton Oswalt interpret “The Magic Clap,” go here: http://youtu.be/-YpNidqsBhI

“The Magic Clap” can be found on The Coup's latest full length release Sorry To Bother You. The album merges danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshingly unique sound that draws from the past but never sounds anything but futuristic.

The Coup are fronted by renowned vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley and accompanied by a cadre of talented and versatile musicians. On Sorry To Bother You Riley and company teamed with co-producer Damion Gallegos at Chub Studio in Oakland. The album features guest appearances by Anti-Flag, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Japanther, Jolie Holland, Vernon Reid, and Joe Henry among others.

Critical Acclaim For The Coup’s Sorry To Bother You: "Boots Riley is a national treasure." – Stereogum

"Absolutely contagious" – Huffington Post

“There’s no sermonizing to be found here-- just broad truths, sunniness balanced by the dirty scrag fun and head-banging bluster.” - Pitchfork

"With the perfect blend of party music and political rhymes, the Oakland hip-hop group's sixth album has taken over our speakers." - Entertainment Weekly

“This absolutely knocks” – Prefix

"A funky agitprop masterpiece" – SF Weekly