Filed under: Music | Tags: antony hegarty, hercules and love affair, jessica 6
Here’s the new video from Jessica 6, “Prisoner of Love.” The track is a reunion of sorts, because it features Antony Hegarty, who did the vocals on several tracks on Hercules & Love Affair’s first self-titled album, and all three members of Jessica 6 were part of H&LA (singer Nomi Ruiz also did the vocals on many other tracks on H&LA’s first album).
The video’s simple and sexy, lots of lights and video effects. The song is addictive and sensual, and it’s good to see Antony back in the disco saddle.
“Prisoner of Love” is from their debut album See The Light, out now on Peacefrog.
I mentioned yesterday that Jessica 6 is going on tour with Holy Ghost! and Eli Escobar but neglected to put up tour dates. Sorry ’bout that! Here they are!
Hercules & Love Affair are back, giving us a preview of their new album Blue Songs, which features a lot of new vocal talent. Gone are Nomi Ruiz and Antony who, admittedly, may have brought the band the fame they have in the first place. I don’t know about this track, it reminds me a lot of Kim Ann Foxman’s solo single “Creature” and feels different from anything off their first album.
Give it a listen and see for yourself.
Filed under: Music | Tags: hercules and love affair, lady gaga, remix, tour
So here’s a little bit of news for all you Hercules & Love Affair fans desperate for any news (there isn’t a lot).
You might remember that they put together a mix of a bunch of obscure disco songs but also snuck in their own new track “I Can’t Wait.” At the beginning of December they’re going to release that song as an exclusive single to celebrate their upcoming tour in Mexico and Europe. These are the first live dates in a long time for the band, so if you’re in any of these cities, don’t hesitate to go.
Thu 19 – Salon Covadonga – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, MX
Sat 21 – Antigua Aceitera - Juan Manuel Vallarta, Guadalajara, JA
Fri 4 – Casa da Musica – Porto, Portugal
Sat 5 - Club Lux – Lisbon, Portugal
Sun 6 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Holland
Wed 9 – Hafen 2 – Frankfurt, Germany
Thu 10 – Berghain – Berlin, Germany
Fri 11 – Fabric – London, UK
Sat 12 – Tripod – Dublin, Ireland
Also, Andy of H&LA put together this remix of Lady Gaga’s so-awful-it’s-catchy “Bad Romance” so check that out too (if you dare).
You might have heard that Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair put together a new mix CD called Sidetracked. It features lots of obscure disco tracks, and more interesting, a new H&LA track. You can hear 20 minutes of the cd here now. The CD is out July 21st as a two-disc set.
Filed under: Music | Tags: andy butler, dfa records, dj, hercules and love affair, lcd soundsystem, live show, pat mahoney
Most people that know me/read my blog could tell you I like dancing. And I like DFA. So when two of DFA’s notorious DJs rolls through poor little overlooked Dallas, I wanna go. But the flyer also says until 4 AM. And I’m 64 years old and like going to sleep at 8:15 PM. Anyway, maybe you’re from Dallas. Or maybe you’re from another city where they’re rolling through (check their Myspace).
Here’s a mix Andy did awhile on Beats in Space.
1. Love & Loveless – Nada
2. Pacific Blue – You Gotta Dance – Prelude
3. The Michael Zager Band – Love Express – Private Stock
4. David Christie – Don’t Stop Me, I Like It – Tom N’ Jerry
5. Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah – Prism
6. Fonda Rae – Heobah – Posse
7. Vincent Montana Jr – It Looks Like Love (Club 89 Remix) – PSW
8. Twin Hype – For Those Who Like To Groove – Profile
10. Mark Imperial – The Acieed That New York – House Nation
11. Intruder – U Got Me – Murk
12. Hercules & Love Affair – Roar (aka Hercules In Space) – DFA
13. Sueno Latino – Sueno Latino (Cutmaster G Mix) – Touch Of Gold
14. Soft House Company – … A Little Piano – Irma
15. Hot.R.S. – Slow Blow – Vision
16. Madonna – Burning Up – Sire
17. Meco – Ewok Celebration – Arista
18. Opium Monks – The Secrets Of Africa – Subway