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Róisín Murphy – “Evil Eyes (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

This past spring, Irish electro-pop fashionista Róisín Murphy put out Hairless Toys, her third exquisite album and first LP in eight years. After releasing a collection of remixes for leading single “Exploitation,” Murphy is coming out with an additional remix EP for the single “Evil Eyes” featuring mixes by Hercules And Love Affair, Claptone, Catz… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Sylvan Esso – “H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Boom Mix)”

Sylvan Esso’s self-titled 2014 debut is a truly enjoyable album, but it’s also, pretty clearly, the work of a couple of indie-folk dweebs playing around with dance and pop idioms. In fact, that’s maybe the most endearing thing about it. Still, it’s interesting to hear what happens when someone who comes from a dance-music perspective… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Andy Butler – “You Can Shine” (Feat. Richard Kennedy)

Hercules And Love Affair’s Andy Butler is about to release a two-track solo EP called You Can Shine. The title track is a darkly euphoric techno cut with guest vocalist Richard Kennedy rhapsodizing over top in gospel style. Check it out below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Stream Hercules & Love Affair The Feast Of The Broken Heart

Next week, Andy Butler’s steeped-in-history leftfield disco-house concern Hercules & Love Affair will release their third album The Feast Of The Broken Heart. It’s a taut and focused piece of work, full of ridiculously propulsive and catchy anthems, and there’s not a bad song on it. If you have any love in your heart for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2014 - 11:20 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In keeping with my newfound traditions of saying nice things about Gwar in the intros to these posts, the music-related video I enjoyed most this week was this, the YouTube commercial for Gwar’s Gwar-B-Q festival, which includes one of Dave Brockie’s final performances under all that latex. Gwar-B-Q goes down 8/16 in Richmond, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Hercules & Love Affair – “I Try To Talk To You” (Feat. John Grant) Video

Next month, Andy Butler’s exultant disco-house project Hercules & Love Affair, will give us the new album The Feast Of The Broken Heart, and we’ve already heard first single “Do You Feel The Same?,” as well as a couple of B-sides. The album’s only well-known guest vocalist is the former Czars frontman John Grant, whose… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 11:19 am

Hercules And Love Affair – “Working Miracles”

Andy Butler’s leftfield disco-house project Hercules And Love Affair is preparing for the release of album number three, The Feast Of The Broken Heart. Before that drops, though, they’re attending to the business of the LP’s first single, “Do You Feel The Same?” That single has two non-album B-sides, and we’ve already posted one of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Hercules And Love Affair – “Raid”

Earlier this month we heard “Do You Feel The Same?,” the first single off Hercules And Love Affair’s upcoming album The Feast Of The Broken Heart. It was an extremely enjoyable piece of music with vibrantly detailed synth and killer vocals courtesy of Gustaph. The B-side to that single, “Raid,” is a punchier instrumental that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 17, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Hercules And Love Affair – “Do You Feel The Same?”

Andy Butler’s New York disco-house project Hercules And Love Affair just announced plans to release album number three, following up 2011’s playful Blue Songs with a new one called The Feast Of The Broken Heart. The LP features a ton of guest singers, though the only one with much of a name is John Grant,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

Kim Ann Foxman – “Return It” Video

“Return It” is the debut single from New York disco-house singer and Hercules And Love Affair contributor Kim Ann Foxman. And for its video, director Jonathan Turner has put Foxman in a white-curtained room full of androgynous-looking models who stare thoughtfully into the middle distance. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 9:46 am

Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)”

Hercules And Love Affair give Bat For Lashes’ “All Your Gold” a light house facelift, turning it into more of the swirling dance jam that for which they are known. Thanks to the new pulse, the Bat For Lashes source track now sounds much less like “Somebody That I Used To Know” (maybe it now… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Watch Hercules And Love Affair Perform “Blind” With Antony For The 1st Time

“Blind,” the 2008 collaboration between Hercules And Love Affair and Antony Hegarty, was an instant nu-disco classic and arguably the best thing either party has ever done. Somehow, though, Antony never sang the song alongside Hercules until last night, when they came together at London’s Meltdown Festival. Last night, Antony belted the jam out while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012 - 11:53 am

Hercules & Love Affair Remix Chromeo (Stereogum Premiere)

Hercules & Love Affair’s Blue Songs is an impressive, eclectic take on a variety of dance floors. Andy Butler finds another angle via this remix of Chromeo’s Solange Knowles-guesting “When The Night Falls.” It appears on the Business Casual track’s single, which also features tweaks by Likelike and Breakbot and a cover by Mayer Hawthorne. More »

By: brandon / July 11, 2011 - 11:47 am

Hercules & Love Affair – “Painted Eyes (Radio Edit)”

“Painted Eyes” opens Hercules & Love Affair’s excellently lush, pleasingly eclectic/oddball sophomore album Blue Songs with a stringed pastoral flourish. (It’s followed by “My House“‘s Soul Train-style dance party.) The album travels to different places than the self-titled debut. As mastermind Andy Butler puts it: “There’s definitely jacking house and there’s definitely even more full-blow… More »

By: brandon / June 13, 2011 - 10:43 am

Hercules & Love Affair – “Shelter” (The xx Cover)

xx’s spaciously hushed torch song “Shelter” is a distinctive handle for first-time listeners, the most balladic track on an album designed to soundtrack your night moves. It’s the one where Jamie xx’s production wins the most by doing the least. Those minimalisms makes it the least expected to be put through Hercules & Love Affair’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2011 - 9:50 am

Stream Hercules & Love Affair Blue Songs

Until now our experience with Hercules & Love Affair’s sophomore album stopped at the Soul Train-ready “My House.” There are plenty of other styles and moods on Blue Songs, though, so diva in:… More »

By: brandon / January 24, 2011 - 4:57 pm

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Destroyer, Discodeine (featuring Jarvis Cocker), Hercules & Love Affair, and Lupe Fiasco. We’re still in a new video drought, post-Christmas and pre-most-release dates, which is why this week’s biggest (though not the best) video is a leak, while others came from weeks prior. Some of this week’s video… More »

By: jessica / January 7, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Hercules & Love Affair – “My House” Video

For the “My House” video, Hercules & Love Affair appropriately use the first single from their sophomore album Blue Songs to soundtrack an ’80s-style dance party TV show. The wardrobe and set design are spot-on, as are the clunky dissolves, but the frenetic post-’80s editing style offers a bit more chaos than the usual SoulMore »

By: brandon / January 5, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Hercules & Love Affair – “My House”

“My House” comes form Hercules And Love Affair’s sophomore album Blue Songs. Newcomer Shaun Wright handles the diva roll, disco balls are spun. More »

By: brandon / November 30, 2010 - 5:18 pm

MR. INTL – “And I’m (So In Love With You)”

Still waiting for Andy Butler to wrap up and ship out the next Hercules & Love Affair record — which would follow an eponymous masterstroke of a debut and feature a mostly new cast of characters, since some of the old crew’s on to the next one. In the meantime Butler’s created MR. INTL, a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2010 - 5:34 pm
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