Thanksgiving is really one of the best times of the year. Hopefully, we were all surrounded by plentiful food, family, friends, and tunes. And this Thanksgiving brought something extra special for everyone who appreciates a little angst with their house music (or dance with their punk music), namely a sophomore release by Aussies turned Brooklynites The Death Set.
While the electro-rockers started work on the followup to 2008’s Worldwide over 13 months ago, the process came to a halt when guitarist/songwriter Beau Velasco was found dead of an overdose in September of 2009. But the remaining members have made the most out of the sessions and stayed close to Velasco’s mission to “take this tape and blow up ya fuckin’ stereo.” To assist in the destruction, the trio relocated full-time to Brooklyn and brought in producer XXXchange (Kele, The Kills) and the talents of Diplo and Spank Rock. And if you’re feeling a little droopy from multiple turkey leftovers, rejuvenate with “Yo David Chase! You P.O.V. Shot Me In The Head” featuring Dipo below.
Michel Poiccard is set for release March 1st here in North America, but will drop February 28 in Europe. Since the name Michel Poiccard may be a bit hard to remember, just describe the album cover to your local music store clerk: “Ya know, that yellow one…with the naked chick and the arm comin’ out of the old time camera lenses.” While you’re listening to the new track, take a sec to explore the odd collection of track titles.
Michel Poiccard Tracklist:
01. I Wanna Take This Tape And Blow Up Ya Fuckin Stereo
02. Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap
03. We Are Going Anywhere Man
04. Can You Seen Straight
05. Chew It Like A Gun Gum
06. Is That A French Dog? (ft. Beau Velasco)
07. I Miss You Beau Velasco
08. Michel Poiccard Prefers The Old (She Yearns For The Devil)
09. I Like The Wrong Way
10. A Problem Is A Problem It Don’t Matter Where You From
11. Too Much Fun For Regrets”
12. Kittens Inspired By Kittens
13. 7PM Woke Up An Hour Ago” (ft. Spank Rock)
14. It’s Another Day
15. Yo David Chase! You P.O.V. Shot Me In The Head (ft. Diplo)
16. I Been Searching For This Song Called Fashion
17. Is It The End Again?