Hercules & Love Affair with Funk Incorporated at The Luminary
The Luminary is proud to present illustrious dance masterminds Hercules & Love Affair on Thursday, June 26. Their upcoming album, The Feast of the Broken Heart, will be released on May 26.
Hercules & Love Affair
The collaborative rotating door of personalities that makes up Hercules and Love Affair has always been a broad church. Ringmaster Andy Butler says he has only one consideration when assembling a new line-up for a pristine phase of his epic musical journey through the dynamics of past, present and future night-life."The key to the Hercules project is that I don't want people coming to the table with nothing to say!".
The new Hercules cast is impeccable. John Grant was first into the fold and unearthed a new way for Andy to record. His sexy tomcat voice and lyrical ability for translating hardship into elegance lent themselves greatly to the new album and the collaboration ʻI Try To Talk To Youʼ is an album highlight, future single and uniquely Hercules.. Another tremendous voice was found in the chameleon Rouge Mary, backstage at a Hercules show in Paris, looking "like a member of Fields of the Nephilim" in a floor length trenchcoat, wide brimmed hat and heels. Rouge showcases a deep, fierce, spiritual voice found through a gospel education, with a look found through a degree in New Romanticism. Similarly Andy encountered Belgian singer Gustaph at a live gig. He has that perfect mezzo soprano voice that can handle a whole Sylvester vibe. On the first EP from the new album, Gustav heralds the acid pop house masterpiece, 'Do You Feel The Same?'. And rounding out the vocalists is the smoky voiced virtuoso Krystle Warren. John Grant had introduced Andy to Krystle's voice on a Youtube clip of her singing her own immortal heartbreak classic 'Circles'. Tears ensued, with an inquiry as to who this crooner was. In Andy's words, "Two months later Krystle was in Vienna and we were working together in what has been one of the most loaded musical relationships of my life!".
Beginning their audio alliance as co-hosts of the space disco show THE GALACTIC GETDOWN while working at KWUR 90.3 FM, Clayton MO in 2010, DJs Boogie Man and Invisible Cola have brought the jams to the streets, sidestreets, packed venues and abandoned buildings of St. Louis ever since.
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