Goldfrapp have a new record out called “Tales of Us” and they were in New York last week to play their potentially only 2013 US show. Lucky for me that after a great show, I got to meet Ms. Alison Goldfrapp and her collaborator, Will Gregory. They were both gracious enough to pose for a few photos and sign some autographs. I left the night feeling shiny and warm! ha! Thanks Alison and Will and please come back SOON!
If you can forgive the fact that I missed the first line of the song, you are about to see an emotionally charged rendition of “Halo” by Depeche Mode from Barclays Center in dreaded Brooklyn when the band performed here on September 6, 2013. This version is the Goldfrapp remix and it’s quite different from the original. It’s much more stripped down (to the bone) and a lot slower. I prefer the original version personally, but after avoiding seeing any setlists from the Delta Machine tour before watching the show unfold before my eyes, I joked on Facebook that they’d better play “Halo,” and lo and behold, they bloody well did! Wow!
Congratulations to Penguin Prison! Chris Glover and company have been signed to Wall of Sound Records for the UK, Europe and Australia and their debut album will be out in early 2011! The album will be preceded by the lead single “Golden Train” on November 11 (as an EP).
The band is on fire! In addition to performing at CMJ in New York, the band will be on a double bill with Two Door Cinema Club at Webster Hall and on selected East Coast shows. They are also touring the UK in November and December and the dates (courtesy of their official website) are:
17th | LONDON, Gold Dust @ Hoxton B+G
18th | LONDON, Bump @ The Den
19th | NOTTINGHAM,Bodega
20th | BRISTOL, Start The Bus*
25th | LONDON, Yo Yo @ NHAC
26th | MANCHESTER, Clique Club @ Mint Lounge^DJSET^
27th | EDINBURGH, SneakyFest @ Sneaky Petes December 2010
1st | BRIGHTON, Adventures In The Dark @ Coalition
3rd | LONDON, Mix-Mag Event
Last but certainly not least in Penguin Prison news, for a very limited time and while supplies last, you can download a free EP from their official website that features the following Penguin Prison remixes:
1. Get Outta My Way (Penguin Prison Remix) by Kylie Minogue
2. I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix) by Marina and the Diamonds
3. Rocket (Penguin Prison Remix) by Goldfrapp
4. Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison Remix) by Ellie Goulding featuring Theophilus London
Tell them G sent you! I am so happy for Penguin Prison. Congrats guys!
The year is half over or half started, depending on your point of view. Some people would argue that June marks the half-way point of the year, but those who read this blog daily, aka MY HEROES, you know that nothing I do is conventional.
There’s been a lot of great music I’ve heard this year (thank The Creator) and to celebrate that fact, here’s my top ten list of best songs of 2010… so far.
On June 23, 2010, I became the latest member in the church of Goldfrapp. After watching this video, I think you might want to join. See more photos and a review of Goldfrapp live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York here.