Sunday, March 16, 2008

Presenting...Neon Neon

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


Qaro said...

Thanks! I like Neon Neon. And Back to the Future was a great movie.

Ed said...

Back To The Future I was my favourite film for many years, though Withnail and I replaced it in my late teens, but it's still very much part of my childhood, and something I never tire of watching. Glad you like Neon Neon.


Rol said...

I keep expecting them to announce an awful 21st Century remake. That would be sacrilege - but it would be so Hollywood.

Ed said...

Oh, hell, wouldn't it just!

In the words of another eighties slogan 'Just Say no!'

Qaro said...

I'd never heard of Withnail and I. Looks kind of dark.

Ed said...

Nah, not really, it is a comedy, though it's very English and low budget! Worth investigating (but I would say that!)