Following up on Serge Santiago’s super remix for “Blind,” today brings another excuse to keep our Hercules love affair rolling with the video for the Chicago-styled house jam “You Belong.” The clip, like the song, prominently featuring the beautiful Nomi (whose transsexual charms famously fooled a couple few commenters a little bit ago) and like the show at Studio B, does not feature Antony. There are background dancers because as Andy said, it’s the album’s most straightforward dance track. You’ll spot him in there (as pictured): in monk and playing with futuristic hand toys while Kim Ann works on some underground cocktails in a place that’s somewhere between C&C Music Factory meets San Dimas in 2688 A.D.

Hercules & Love Affair is out via DFA/EMI. Grab their “Theme” right here.

Comments (14)
  1. oh.  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2008 0

    Does anyone care about this band in real life, i.e., not on Pitchfork or a blog? I accept Antony and all that, but this music is just fucking tacky.

    • Johnnyboy  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2008 0

      My suspicion is that most people would have no trouble dancing to this at a club but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would put it on at home. So I guess it’s made for club DJs and not the likes of you or me.

    • KT  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2008 0

      i assure you there are many of us who do care, and not being bland guitar-based indie does not make it “tacky.” i admit, it’s definitely a certain aesthetic, but those with a knowledge and appreciation for the last 30 years of club music understand.

    • xim  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

      “Fucking tacky?” That’s rich, coming from someone who’s fucking ignorant. Just wait until H&LA blows up and thrusts the hipsters toward real dance music whether they like it or not.

      • oh.  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

        You can like it all you want, but it’s still tacky. Also, I suspect you probably run a blog you’re very proud of, which disqualifies you from responding to my question. Also, House = Hipster Disco = Tacky.

        • ebenoit  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

          house has nothing to do with your hipster community kid… wake up.

          • oh.  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

            Stop being such a nationalist. Hipster is not an exclusively American, indie rock aesthetic. They’re everywhere, each with their own dress codes and idioms. House = Hipster Disco, and that’s a fact.

          • KT  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2008 0

            you know, unlike others, i was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt as someone who is just unfamiliar with the history of dance music. now that i see you dismissing “house,” a genre with 25 years of history and a worldwide following, as “hipster disco” just proves that you are a dip. it’s one thing to not like a certain style of music for reasons of personal taste. it’s quite another to attempt to speak authoritatively about that which you obviously know nothing about.

  2. ehbenoit  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2008 0

    it is essentially house music, it wouldn’t have been out of place at sound factory. you either like house music, or you don’t. as a guy who was in one of the ‘houses’ in ny, i enjoy it.

  3. madonna  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2008 0

    i think its the best so far this year. cant wait to see them live.

  4. Val  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

    Love the song and the video with Nomi makes it even better. I really care about H&LA in real life <3.

  5. MacKenzie  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

    I’m loving “Blind” but as far as the rest..meh. That being said, I can see how in a club it would be fine to dance to.

  6. rc  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2008 0

    i listen to dance music on my ipod, in my apt…wherever i can. if you’re into dance music you don’t necessarily have to be in a club to listen to it…that’s like saying you have to be at Lincoln Center to listen to Classical music. H&LA is not breaking new ground but it’s good dance music and we need more good dance music.

  7. daniel  |   Posted on Jul 12th, 2008 0

    Voguing is BACK, bitches!

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