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Hercules & Love Affair -Painted Eyes (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by E.N.

Hercules & Love Affair Release Vibrant New Video, On Tour This Summer!
Download Painted Eyes HERE and find out more!

Check out the brand new kaleidoscopic video for album track, “Painted Eyes,” directed by Untitled Associates.

HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / IDENTITY FESTIVAL US DATES
08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless

Download:tobias. Free No 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2011 by E.N.

free track to teas tobias. album ‘leaning over backwards’ on ostgut ton. out now!
‘free no 2′ is a new version of the cut ‘free no 1′ which is part of the underwater techno album tobias

Download:tobias. Free No 2

Hercules & Love Affair Release “Painted Eyes” MP3, US Summer Tour!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by E.N.

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

Blue Songs(August 16; Moshi Moshi)
 

“Painted Eyes” MP3 !
 
US Dates At Identity Festival This Summer

genuine second album coup….Butler now dwells beside James Murphy and Hot Chip as a purveyor of soulful dance music you can think to”
- UNCUT ****
 
“Like a full-on rock ‘n’ roll lighter anthem, a political piano ballad, a smooth funk song sung by Kele Okereke, etc. It’s an epic offering, one that never buckles beneath the ambition.”
- Stereogum

Hercules and Love Affair’s myth started with the worldwide club smash “Blind”. Their self-titled debut garnered considerable critical and commercial acclaim around the world.  It was named a “Breakthrough Album of the Year” by The New York Times and featured in Pitchfork’s “Top Ten albums of 2008”. The legend continues with their second album Blue Songs. Lead single “My House” is already an international club staple and the new US version has three additional bonus tracks and will come with a bonus remix CD. The album will finally get a US release via Moshi Moshi on August 16th.

On Blue Songs, Hercules’ mastermind Andy Butler has shifted the focus gently away from the New York house and disco forms of the debut; relocating to Denver and recording the album in Vienna with techno producer Patrick Pulsinger. Kim Ann Foxman returns on vocals, and is joined in starring roles by Venezuelan singer Aerea Negrot, fan-turned-collaborator Shaun Wright , Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) and Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto/Consolidated). Blue Songs sees Butler broaden his musical palette  – “There’s definitely jacking house and there’s definitely even more full-blown disco, but there’s also more experimental, softer music” he explains. Be sure to catch the band on their extensive US tour as part of the Identity Festival to coincide with the release this summer.
 
Tracklisting for Blue Songs
 
Disc 1
 
1. Painted Eyes
2. My House
3. Answers Come In Dreams
4. Leonora
5. Boy Blue
6. Blue Songs
7. Falling
8. I Can’t Wait
9. Step Up
10. Visitor
11. It’s Alright
 
Bonus Tracks
12. Revenge
13. Chanel
14. Shelter
 
 
Disc 2
 
My House remixes
 
1. Stopmakingm  remix
2. Tensnake remix
3. Derrick Carter’s BHQ Voodoo remix
4. Andy Butler remix
 
Painted Eyes  remixes
 
5. In Flagranti remix
6. Moonlight Matters remix
7. Wolfram remix
 
HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / IDENTITY FESTIVAL US DATES
 
08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless


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Hercules & Love Affair new album Blue Songs August 16th and Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2011 by E.N.

 

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

NEW ALBUM OUT IN THE US AUGUST 16th on Moshi Moshi

 ANNOUNCE US DATES AT IDENTITY FESTIVAL

genuine second album coup….Butler now dwells beside James Murphy and Hot Chip as a purveyor of soulful dance music you can think to” - UNCUT ****

Hercules and Love Affair’s myth started with the worldwide club smash “Blind”. Their self-titled debut garnered considerable critical and commercial acclaim around the world.  It was named a “Breakthrough Album of the Year” by The New York Times and featured in Pitchfork’s “Top Ten albums of 2008”. The legend continues with their second album Blue Songs. Lead single “My House” is already an international club staple and the new US version has three additional bonus tracks and will come with a bonus remix CD. The album will finally get a US release via Moshi Moshi on August 16th

 On Blue Songs, Hercules’ mastermind Andy Butler has shifted the focus gently away from the New York house and disco forms of the debut; relocating to Denver and recording the album in Vienna with techno producer Patrick Pulsinger. Kim Ann Foxman returns on vocals, and is joined in starring roles by Venezuelan singer Aerea Negrot, fan-turned-collaborator Shaun Wright , Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) and Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto/Consolidated). Blue Songs sees Butler broaden his musical palette  – “There’s definitely jacking house and there’s definitely even more full-blown disco, but there’s also more experimental, softer music” he explains. Be sure to catch the band on their extensive US tour as part of the Identity Festival to coincide with the release this summer.

Tracklisting for Blue Songs 

 Disc 1

 1. Painted Eyes

2. My House

3. Answers Come In Dreams

4. Leonora

5. Boy Blue

6. Blue Songs

7. Falling

8. I Can’t Wait

9. Step Up

10. Visitor

11. It’s Alright

Bonus Tracks

12. Revenge

13. Chanel

14. Shelter

Disc 2 

 My House remixes

 1. Stopmakingm  remix

2. Tensnake remix

3. Derrick Carter’s BHQ Voodoo remix

4. Andy Butler remix

 Painted Eyes  remixes

 5. In Flagranti remix

6. Moonlight Matters remix

7. Wolfram remix

 HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / IDENTITY FESTIVAL US DATES

 08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless

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tobias.-’Leaning Over Backwards’ out July 4th on Ostgut Ton

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by E.N.

Underwater techno. That could be ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ in just two words. Tobias Freundʼs debut album for Ostgut Ton also serves as the long player introduction for his tobias. moniker, giving a fascinating and profound insight into his special world of music and sound science. Having been involved in the music industry since 1980, you could easily fill tomes with his work and creations. Formerly based in Frankfurt am Main and for a few years now happily living in Berlin, tobias. started his quest in sound as a synth experimentalist with a Korg MS20, worked a day job as a studio engineer (for acts as diverse as Milli Vanilli and more recently Aerea Negrot, Ellen Allien, Nina Kraviz and Heartthrob amongst others), remixed, released as Pink Elln or in collaborative projects Sieg über die Sonne and NSI. (together with Max Loderbauer) and runs his own label Non Standard Productions. But thatʼs beside the point, even if tobias. does bring friends, old and new, on his debut album. Named after a lyric from a Wire song, ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ suggests the feeling one gets when doing exactly that, bent over a rail, testing how long you can possibly do it before gravity takes hold, toppling you over. In this case it can last forever. Amongst other things, tobias. renounces the ubiquitous dictate of computer sequencing. Reduced to a plain recording device, the computer makes way for the classic drum machines Roland TR 808 and a Korg Mini Pops. Known for their stubbornness, the character brought by unpredictability wins over standardised convenience. Tobiasʼ sound is rewarded with a dynamism that doesnʼt forego attention to detail, accuracy of sound or thoughtfulness.

Rooted in jam sessions with just beats and FX units, the mood and sound of the tracks on ‘Leaning Over Backwards’ follow these parameters. The results are sometimes unswerving club tracks (‘Skippy’, ‘Party Town’, ‘We Stick to the Plan’), occasionally an ambient or drone-like atmosphere (‘Zero Tolerance’, ‘Observing The Hypocrites’) or a hybrid of the two, as in the title track. All united by the imagery of “being underwater” that is apparent from the start with ‘Girts’. Take ‘The Key’ for instance; produced in Santiago by Tobias and his long standing colleague Uwe Schmidt aka AtomTM, you can listen to splintered beats and gloomy pads submerging into the Drexciyan depths. It all comes full circle with ‘Now I Know’. Both fantastical and fey, tobias. once again makes use of Aerea Negrot’s (from Hercules & Love Affair) powerful vocals. As before on ‘Party Town’ or ‘Zero Tolerance’, Negrot is the icing on the cake, turning the album closer into a yearning slice of Blade Runner-esque pop.

‘Leaning Over Backwards’ insists and bewitches with its nonconformity and almost frightening idiosyncrasy. tobias. creates a style of techno that is as far away from the steam roller kicks and traditional rules of functionalism as it is from being purely synthetic. Techno as perpetual motion machine, both above and underwater.

artist: tobias.
title: Leaning Over Backwards
label: Ostgut Ton, DE.
format: CD/ 2×12”
release: 04.07.11

TRACKLIST

01. Girts
02. Party Town
03. Voices Told Me To Do That
04. Skippy
05. Zero Tolerance
06. Free No.1
07. Leaning Over Backwards
08. Observing The Hypocrites
09. The Key
10. She Still Calls Me Mister
11. We Stick To The Plan
12. Now I Know

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