Fan Death

How cool is this photo? It’s of new Canadian electro disco mean girls Fan Death who’ve just been signed up to knob wobbler Erol Alkan’s label. Their name comes from a bizarre Korean urban myth where people believe that if you are in a closed room with a fan you die of hypothermia. The government even has legislation about cut off times on fans. Weird.

Anyway the band – their latest single ‘Veronica’s Veil’ has gorgeous swirling disco strings, and a sultry, sexy vocal. Anything creepy sounding always gets a big tick here on, so we’re also big fans of ‘The Constellations’ which has shades of The Knife, a indifferent vocal and a touch of 90s piano house about it. They plan to come to the UK later in the year, and I’m hoping we’ll get them to play on a Thursday.

2009’s going to be the year of disco and I can’t wait.

Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil [MP3]
Fan Death – The Constellations [MP3]

3 thoughts on “Fan Death

  1. Aha, ao you HAVE discovered Fan Death, my new favourite band of the week! I should keep up. They’re supporting Late Of The Pier on Sunday night in Nottingham, in front of an audience of no more than 100 people, and I can’t wait to see them.

    Loving the Erol Alkan remix of “Veronica’s Veil”… with added percussion sampled from Hamilton Bohannon’s “Let’s Start II Dance Again”, if my ears do not deceive me…

  2. That sounds brilliant. Very jealous. I’ve moved to Manchester for 3 months and am getting pangs of missing London when gigs don’t come very north!

    I’ll have to check that remix

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