Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dirty Disco Paradise

It's so rare that I find out about new artists by hearing music in public. I first heard 10,000 Maniacs in a now long gone downtown Mpls Sam Goody in 1987. I first heard Everything But The Girl at the uptown Tatters the next year. I can count on one hand the number of times this has happened, when the band has become more than just a passing fancy.

It may have just happened again.

I was lucky enough to be sitting in a downtown Dunn Bros last weekend while they were playing the grooviest, dirtiest, horniest, most gorgeous synth disco I think I have ever heard in my life. I'm very glad I got up the nerve to admit to the mustached, teenage barista that I didn't know what he was playing, and would he care to enlighten me?

Turns out he was playing an album by a French duo called Black Devil (or Black Devil Disco Club, depending on which website you're visiting). I immediately looked them up upon returning home and was stunned to read their bio. I've only had time to absorb a few of their songs, but already, within the space of only a few days, this band has been a complete revelation to me.
Black Devil Disco Club - H-Friend

This is the audio equivalent of doing a few lines and watching some early 80's porn. On rollerskates.

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