- The new LP from Andy Butler's band is out on September 1st.
Hercules & Love Affair will release its next album, Omnion, on September 1st.
The new one follows Hercules' 2014 LP, The Feast Of The Broken Heart, and sees bandleader Andy Butler continuing to produce for an array of singers. Butler looks beyond the dance floor for Omnion, working with regular collaborators Rouge Mary and Gustaph, but also branching out to collaborate with NYC singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten and Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila.
"I'm not just a 'head,'" Butler says in the press release. "I'm touched just as much by, say, Sinead O’Connor accompanied only by a guitar, singing an intensely spirited message."
Omnion also addresses Butler's drug addiction—he's been sober for four years)—as well as the current political mood, contributing to Omnion's overall more serious tone. It will come out on Butler's MR.INTL imprint in partnership with Skint and BMG.
Listen to the title track.
Listen to the RA Exchange podcast with Andy Butler.
01. Omnion feat. Sharon Van Etten
02. Controller feat. Faris Badwan
03. Rejoice feat. Rouge Mary
04. Are You Still Certain? feat. Mashrou' Leila
05. Running feat. Sisy Ey
06. Fools Wear Crowns
07. Lies feat. Gustaph
08. Wild Child feat. Rouge Mary
09. My Curse And Cure feat. Gustaph
10. Through Your Atmosphere feat. Faris Badwan
11. Epilogue feat. Gustaph
MR.INTL will release Omnion on September 1st, 2017.