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Hercules & Love Affair -Painted Eyes (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by dk

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

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by dk

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 dk

 

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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Strange Talk Release EP on Neon Gold Records+Free Download

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Strange Talk EP
(Neon Gold, May 2nd)
 
Australia’s Strange Talk Release EP on Neon Gold Records
 

“The Buzz…these slickly groomed Aussies armed with enough harmonized backing vocals…”NME
 
“Like A star-crossed marriage of Phoenix and Passion Pit
– Flavorpill
 
one of the most promising new groups to look out for in 2011”
Arjan Writes

The latest band that gets the hot Neon Gold label treatment is Australia’s Strange Talk, who will be releasing their Strange Talk EP on May 2nd. This EP marks Neon Gold’s first ever vinyl and CD release (to this point there have only been vinyl Neon Gold releases). The last few months have seen Strange Talk flex their musical muscle as a live act, honing their show opening for the likes of The Rapture, Neon Indian and Marina and The Diamonds.

Download MP3 for “Climbing Walls”HERE

Strange Talk pair considerable musical talents from disparate backgrounds – with vocalist/producer Stephen Docker immersed in the classical world, playing violin for the Australian Youth Orchestra. Bassist/producer Gerard Sidhu was crafting house and electro as well as a regular fixture on the Melbourne DJ circuit. With inspirations as strong as they are varied, the guys set about months of intense songwriting, setting their targets on a sound as original as it is accomplished.

Coming off like the perfect hybrid of Friendly Fires and Phoenix with a bit of that Down Under electro touch thrown in for good measure, Strange Talk are one of the most polished and exciting new acts to emerge. Fully equipped with an arsenal of stadium-ready anthems, “Climbing Walls” is all shimmering synths, cascading bass surges and expert delay pedal use, while next single “Eskimo Boy” shines as the bands flagship anthem, churning synths and heavy basslines slowly building up to the kind of dancefloor-swallowing breakdown Neon Gold dreams are made of. Elsewhere, “Is It Real” and “We Can Pretend” beg to be blasted with the top down on the open roads of summer as producer Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party), earns his 2011 Music Producers’ Guild Breakthrough Producer of the Year award with some of his finest work yet.

The Strange Talk EP is available for preorder from the Neon Gold website now for delivery on or around May 2nd.
 
Strange Talk Tour dates:
4/27/11 Wollongong, AUS @ The Harp
4/28/11 Sydney, AUS @ Good God
4/29/11 Newcastle, AUS @ CBD Hotel
4/30/11 Toukley, AUS @ Beachcomber Hotel
5/01/11 Canberra, AUS @ Trinity Bar
5/06/11 Melbourne, AUS @ Northcote Social Club
5/07/11 Ballarat, AUS @ Karova Lounge
5/13/11 Adelaide, AUS @ Houndstooth at Rocket Bar
5/14/11 Brisbane, AUS @ The Bowler Bar
  
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