Monday, June 23, 2008

NY Times showers love

Party titans, indeed! A cool review on the phenom known as Hercules and Love affair was profiled. We just added 'em to our July shows - don't miss out!

"Party Titans, Updating Disco’s Sound"
- Sometimes you instantly know you have a hit on your hands. And sometimes it takes you a few years to realize it, because you mistakenly assume that your lone collaborator hates the song. In 2004 Andy Butler persuaded his friend Antony, the otherworldly singer of Antony and the Johnsons, to record a dance track he had written called “Blind.”

The singer Antony, above, of Antony and the Johnsons, and Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair started working on the dance track “Blind” in 2004.

They listened to it afterward, and Mr. Butler said, “Antony was like: ‘What did we just do? What did I do?’ ” This inscrutable response deterred Mr. Butler from trying to release the song. “Antony always thought it was ‘curious,’ ” he said with a grin. “He thought it was a curious melody. I was like, ‘I don’t know what that means.’ ” (more...)

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