One Sung Hero

Mama: I just love a family meal! Sit here, Sherman. [Heaps potatoes on plate.] I just heard this WON-derful little singing group from New York City called Hercules and Love Affair.

Granny: I had me a love affair once. Young whippersnapper. Had quite the sword, if you know what I mean.

Papa: Dammit! We know what you mean, woman! Now we ain’t gon’ be able to listen to this new record without thinking about …

Mama: Cletus! Granny was just expressin’. How could you blame her — those lush vocal cameos from that sweet boy Antony from Antony and the Johnsons, those lovely horn riffs, the majestically blended nods to disco and house.

Granny: Those Brooklynites really love their mythological themes. And drama queens! And that boom-boom beat in “Raise Me Up?!” I know what I’m gon’ raise up.

Mama: What a strong dance album! Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

Available online at
insound.com. To hear tracks, go to myspace.com/herculesandloveaffair.