— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) May 19, 2013
Tracklist after the jump. Get it on iTunes. Physical copies apparently “on the way…” Italians Do It Better on the slight discrepancy between the tracklist that’s been floating around and the final tracklist:
“NIGHT SHIFT & JOHANNA WILL COME OUT EVENTUALLY. AND THE GLASS CANDY SONGS WILL BE ON “BODY WORK”. JOHNNY HAD 27 TRACKS MIXED & MASTERED FOR AFTER DARK 2. BUT THESE 15 WERE WHAT HE SAID …”COMPLETED THE ETIRE VISION OF THE RECORD”… FOR EXAMPLE, “CHERRY” & “LOOKING FOR LOVE” WERE BOTH RECORDED & MIXED BEFORE “KILL FOR LOVE” WAS RELEASED…BUT HE THOUGHT THEY FIT AFTER DARK 2′S PURPOSE MORE”
[photo by @faithsilva]
You heard the super heavy “Rellahmatic” last week, and today producer Lee Bannon drops his stellar and extremely moody new Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it… EP. Darkness is the recurring theme, obviously; shades of Burial, Clams, trap, etc. Very worthy of your $5 via Lee Bannon’s bandcamp.
listen and fall asleep
— LEE BANNON (@BANNON916) May 16, 2013
Another gem from After Dark 2, which is finally/officially out this Friday(!): this glorious 9+ minute vocoder jam from Mirage:
“Let’s Kiss” was written the same week as “Under Your Spell” in November 2008. After a bizarre & beautiful twist of fate, I walked into a remote bar in Montreal where I met the love of my life. The next morning… Ida & I had to leave. We flew to France for a handful of sweaty club shows. On the train out of Paris, I realized my whole world had been permanently turned upside down. The rain was crashing against the windows… & I decided I wanted to make a record that felt like that moment frozen in time… “For Ever Ever”. That’s when After Dark 2 was born. The last five years have been a blur of art & parties. This record represents the people we’ve connected with along the way…in Moscow, in Mexico, in Barcelona, in London, in Portland, in Montreal, in Melbourne, in Houston, in Berlin, in Beijing, in Los Angeles, in Dublin, in Athens… I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you. In 20 minutes, Ida & I get on a plane to Warsaw for our first tour overseas with Chromatics. Even though she is on crutches thanks to a brutal Roller Derby pile up on Sunday… we can’t wait to see all of you again… it’s been way too long. After Dark 2 is out this Friday.
It’s 78 minutes & 16 seconds.
See you on the train!