Monday, March 23, 2009

Antony Hegarty brings disco back with Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair are here to prove disco isn't dead.

I'm definitely excited to see them at Coachella on April 18. Hercules and Love Affair's style is a fun mix of club and disco music.

The best thing about Hercules and Love Affair is the guest vocal work by Antony Hegarty. This project is such a departure for Hegarty, who heads Antony and the Johnsons as his full-time gig. Antony and the Johnsons' style is such a different approach to music, with Hegarty's voice soaring and crashing over minimalist music. It's almost intrusive listening to Hegarty's voice in Antony in the Johnsons. It's so personal and honest.

Antony and the Johnsons with "Hope There's Someone"

In Hercules and Love Affair however, Hegarty is the ringleader of dance. His voice oddly fits right at home with the uptempo disco tunes. Amazing.

Check them out Saturday, April 18, at Coachella. You won't be disappointed.

Here is Hercules and Love Affair with "Blind"


  1. Dude, Blind was my jam back in the summer. How'd you miss that one?

  2. What do you mean? It's on this post.