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KEXP At CMJ: Hercules and Love Affair in Studio 10/21/08

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Hercules & Love Affair: First Time On-Air

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Hercules & Love Affair: First Time On-Air

KEXP At CMJ: Hercules and Love Affair in Studio 10/21/08

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KEXP At CMJ: Hercules and Love Affair in Studio 10/21/08

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Set List

  • "Blind"
  • "You Belong"
  • "Wonder Woman"
  • "Hercules Theme"

Even in the morning hours, Hercules and Love Affair got the fans moving at the Gibson Showroom. Doron Gild hide caption

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Hercules & Love Affair didn't cut any corners in its first-ever live performance on radio. With a full horn section, two distinct vocalists, percussionists, a bassist and mastermind Andrew Butler crammed into the Gibson Showroom in New York City, the disco group brought uproarious applause from the sizable crowd dancing behind the glass.

It was quite a feat to get the whole Hercules & Love Affair crew on the air, especially for an early-morning show. Butler admitted in the interview with KEXP's Cheryl Waters that the band doesn't even rehearse before 6 p.m. on most nights. But even at 10 a.m., the band sported funky, Stevie Wonder-style keyboards over four-on-the-floor beats and a lively horn section to get people moving. The set even included a new song, "Wonder Woman."

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Hercules & Love Affair [Bonus Tracks]
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Hercules and Love Affair
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Released
2008

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