Hercules & Love Affair
Hercules and Love Affair is a dance music project created by American DJ, singer, composer, musician and producer Andy Butler in 2004. Consisting of a rotating cast of performers and musicians, the band work within the genres of house music, disco, techno and nu-disco.
Originally based in New York City, now based in Ghent, Belgium, Hercules and Love Affair were founded following Butler's collaboration with Anohni to produce the song "Blind", which was a hit single and became Pitchfork's song of the year. Their 2008 debut album Hercules and Love Affair received widespread critical acclaim. The band recorded Blue Songs in 2011, and then The Feast of the Broken Heart in 2014 which featured John Grant as guest, on the single "I Try To Talk To You". Their fourth album Omnion in 2017 featured singer Sharon Van Etten on the title track.
In 2022, they released their fifth album In Amber with Anohni, featuring on several songs; the lead single "Grace" featured Icelandic singer Elin Ey. In Amber received widespread critical acclaim and was named "Album of the Year 2022" by The Arts Desk.
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