Hercules & Love Affair, the loose, New York-based dance collective headed by Andy Butler, have announced the imminent release of their third full-length LP. The Feast Of The Broken Heart will be released on May 26 via Moshi Moshi, the same label responsible for 2011’s Blue Songs.
The group claims that Feast represents a new and improved iteration of Hercules & Love Affair featuring an “impeccable new lineup.” Says Butler:
“I wanted nasty basslines, stormy, bleary-eyed sounds, fiery, rough, tough and ragged old school house productions that sounded almost techno. I didn’t want polite, I wanted aggressive.”
Butler makes good on these desires with Do You Feel The Same?, the lead single from Feast: the track is somewhat darker than previous Love Affair joints, with a bubbly, acidic bassline supporting a seemingly endless string of massive, diva-style vocal hooks.
The Do You Feel The Same? single is out April 14, with The Feast Of The Broken Heart to follow on May 26. Pre-order now on iTunes.