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


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
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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