Thursday, January 29, 2015
After three groundbreaking albums as Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler – the driving force behind the retro-futurist disco house kingpins – releases his debut solo EP on February 23rd. The EP features two tracks and is released on mr.intl - Butler's own label. Leading with You Can Shine - hard-hitting techno-soul and showcasing the impassioned vocals of rising NYC star Richard Kennedy, it's backed with Personality Track, a whiplashing techy instrumental pounder.
How about that? ;)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Kicking off the year with an expansive synth-reworking of Brooklyn Baby broadcasts The Penelopes desire to get 2015 off to a confident start and marks the second time the band have provided for sultry songstress Lana Del Rey after last year’s Ultraviolence remix.
Adorning Lana’s sumptuous vocals with elements of shoegaze and dreampop cranks up the cinematic poetry of the track’s lyrical musings. With an ultra-melancholic vibe and epic drum fills The Penelopes have taken inspiration from a variety of sources including chillwave, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and the audio landscapes of Goldroom and Kavinsky.