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Simian Mobile Disco’s second album Temporary Pleasure includes guest spots from Beth Ditto, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Gruff Rhys, Telepathe, and others. One of these others, Yeasayer’s Chris Keating, adds his pipes to the collection’s first single “Audacity Of Huge.” The words? A million and one references to pop culture, art, literature, etc: The title’s clearly supposed to echo The Audacity Of Hope and James Ford and Jas Shaw’s lyrics/director Kate Moross’ images conjure James Joyce, Damien Hirst, Mamma Cass, Peter Tosch, Joey Ramone, Bill Murray, P.M. Dawn, etc. As in the past, analog synthesizers and drum machines were used in favor of computerized gizmos. For the video shiny eye candy was used in favor of anything not dipped in honey, sugar, or candy apple gloss.


(Via P4K)

Temporary Pleasure is out 8/18 via Wichita Records. The tracks:

01 “Cream Dream” (Feat. Gruff Rhys)
02 “Audacity of Huge” (Feat. Chris Keating)
03 “10000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong”
04 “Cruel Intentions” (Feat. Beth Ditto)
05 “Off The Map” (Feat. Jamie Lidell)
06 “Synthesise”
07 “Bad Blood” (Feat. Alexis Taylor)
08 “Turn Up The Dial” (Feat. Young Fathers)
09 “Ambulance”
10 “Pinball” (Feat. Telepathe)

Simian Mobile Disco are doing some shows this summer, including a DJ set at Lollapalooza. More details soon regarding a fall tour. And regarding Chris Keating, it’s well worth check out his Fang Island remix.

Comments (14)
  1. I really hated this song on the first few listens but repeated radio play has honestly warmed me up to the banality of the song. It is what it is and that’s okay.

  2. dru  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    in a weird way it reminds me of the blood hound gang….just minus all of that sexual innuendo

  3. Ashrey  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    That’s huuuuuuuuuuuuuge.

  4. ok  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    it kinda sounds like poker face by lady gaga

  5. I love this song. ok? I do.

  6. Frojo  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    Nice! Great combination. Simian Mobile Disco can be a bit too redundant for me but Yeasayer puts some new light on it :)

    Very cool video too. and a R.O.B.!

  7. arsehole@wanker.com  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    this song is so big it hurts, i guess that’s because its being rammed deep into me like an anal probe. i dont get the poker face reference but the song deserves to be as big as james ford’s hair

  8. Michael  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2009 0

    It pains me to imagine trying to clean up that honey. Good video.

  9. I’m going to forget I ever listened to this song. Video is cool though.

  10. Nylund  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2009 0

    The man that inspired the greatest two-tone logo of them all, Walt Jabsco, spells his name Tosh, not Tosch.

    This comment sounds way more annoying and uptight than I intend it to. I have poor writing skills.

  11. Anfi  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2009 0

    this sucks.

  12. dona  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2009 0

    this song kinda sucks in SMD standards. the video isn’t that great either.

  13. mustafa  |   Posted on Jul 28th, 2009 0

    want the new simian mobile disco ft beth ditto?? i got it in hotfile

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