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.
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)
07 “Bad Blood” (Feat. Alexis Taylor)
08 “Turn Up The Dial” (Feat. Young Fathers)
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.