Friday, 3 May 2013
A little bit Mode obsessed in here as you can all probably tell....
The planet's finest ever electro act have now given epic 'Delta Machine' finale 'Goodbye' the live 'studio' treatment. Perfect as always and it demands your instant love attention before getting totally sloshed during the weekend.
Latest: Rolling Stone have premiered the new 'Soothe My Soul' remix from Steve Angello and Jacques Lu Cont AKA Stuart Price - jump here for the full 4 to the floor remix.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Having been lost in the vinyl wonders of 'Please' lately and recently thinking that the Pets will never again match its brilliance, Neil & Chris then go and release a tasty tease from their next studio album entitled 'Electric'...naturally.
'Axis' (possibly 'of electro') is produced by the very dependable and much admired Sir Stuart Price who has only just finished a remix of Mode's forthcoming 'Soothe My Soul' and this track comes very, very close to taking one back to that very first time when you put the needle or pressed the tape play button on 'Disco' back in 1986. There's a bit of 'Some Speculation' going on in this track which is bliss as it's one of the Pet's finest B-sides.
'Electric' is released on July 15th on a brand new record label (and hopefully on vinyl) an the Pet's themselves have described this new collection as 'banging'. There is also a cover version of a 2007 Bruce Springsteen tune called 'Last To Die'. I've no idea how the original goes but given the Pet's track record of blinding covers ('Always on My Mind', 'It's Alright' and a very rare and beautiful rendition for BBC-3 ten years ago of a Neil Young track called 'Philadelphia') - this one could very well impress.
Give the tune below a good blast...and get the funny cone hats out of storage.
Related link: new and rather brilliant Stereogum Q&A with Neil & Chris.
(With warm thanks to Babooshka)