OK, so this wasn’t a band I was emailed about, but having heard about the collaboration it’s currently a contender for track of the year. The band in question is Neon Neon and the song is ‘I Lust You.’
Neon Neon is a collaboration between Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals fame) and Boon Bip and is a fantastic electro collaboration (anyone who thinks that it’s all white boys with white guitars round here is mistaken. Honest.) It also reminds me of that other contender for song of the year ‘Time To Pretend’ by MGMT (before you embarass yourself, that’s NOT pronounced Management), which has only just come out in the UK (yes, we’re slow like that). MySpace have a page where you can stream the entirety of the album right here.
The album is called Stainless Style and according to the MySpace page ‘is themed around the life of John Delorean and features Spank Rock, Yo Majesty and Fat Lip.’ Stainless Style of course, as the DeLorean was a stainless steel car.
And yes, that John DeLorean, maker of the DeLorean sports car as seen in the Back To The Future series. (I was utterly appalled to discover that some of my students had not heard of this film the other day. I was at least partially reassured that their classmates were appalled too). Oddly enough, the car was produced in Northern Ireland (read more about the story here
Anyway, go and buy these albums, Neon Neon’s Stainless Style and MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular.
Neon Neon -‘I Lust You.’ mp3
Neon Neon -‘Steel Your Girl.’ mp3
MGMT -‘Time To Pretend.’ mp3