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 karinski.net, 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.