If you watched the first minute or so of Gossip's new video for "Perfect World" with the sound off, you might think the music that accompanies it would be some sort of spook-goth, possibly metal-tinged, definitely dark and moody and funereal. You wouldn't expect it to be a disco banger, but it's Gossip. Of course it is. Medieval candlelit churches never looked so fabulous.

"Perfect World" comes from Gossip's upcoming full-length A Joyful Noise, which was recorded in part at KBC Studios here in town. The band doesn't have any hometown Portland shows on the horizon—they're so much bigger in the UK so it may be a while—but the band will be playing in New York on the day of A Joyful Noise's release.