There’s something satisfying, even thrilling, about discovering a new band or singer. At Hercules and Love Affair‘s concert at Toronto’s Mod Club this past Monday you could sense the collective eureka as the band’s two new singers Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright pumped up the crowd with otherworldly vocal performances and fashions to match. Along with Kim Ann Foxman, who’s significantly stepped-up her game in the two years since Hercules’ first album, the trio brought the drama to Andy Butler and Mark Pistel’s booming house beats. It was like discovering the band all over again.
Check out a few snaps from the gig courtesy of photographer James Lourenco and be sure to read our illuminating interview with Hercules main man Andy Butler to find out more about the new album Blue Songs, Kim Ann Foxman’s solo project, his nerdy “Bad Romance” remix, his Kele collabo and so much more.
More photos after the jump!
(L-R) Andy Butler, Shaun Wright, Kim Ann Foxman and Aerea Negrot
Andy Butler is not sucking on a tampon.
Ex-Meat Beat Manifesto member Mark Pistel (center) makes the magic happen.
Kim Ann and Aerea face off.
Hercules and Love Affair’s 2010 summer tour dates:
July 29 – Boston @ Great Scott
July 31 – Moscow, Russia @ Afisha Picnic
August 3 – Washington, DC @ Rock n’ Roll Hotel
August 4 – New York @ Central Park (with Hot Chip)
August 10 – Vancouver @ Venue
August 11 – Seattle @ Neumos
August 12 – Portland @ Doug Fir Lounge
August 14 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex