Antony from Antony and the Johnsons is on a dance album? What?!

DFA producer Andrew Butler and Antony get together on Hercules and Love Affair’s debut album for a unique mash up of genres that my iTunes music library labels New Wave. Butler pulls off a Herculean feat by perfectly orchestrating his large, multi-instrument band that covers a wide range of styles, following a trend that the Go! Team seemed to make popular.

But, I would compare this band to Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head rather than the Go! Team. The sound created on this project is silky smooth; so far, the best album of the year.

Grade: A

Hercules and Love Affair is currently available.