Midnight JuggernautsYou know I love Australian dance music (Cut Copy, Presets, Riot in Belgium, Van She, Bang Gang Deejays...anything MODULAR!), but when Australia meets France magic happens...

Perfect example: This summer the Parisian nutters of Institubes released Melbourne dance band Midnight Juggernauts' Road to Recovery EP. The duo showcase their full melodic electro-disco sound on the tracks Road to Recovery and Tombstone. Pick up a copy at Turntable Lab.

The band also has a full length out (only in Australia at the moment) called Dystopia, and I'm sure they'll be selling copies of it on their North American tour opening for JUSTICE (dates at the end of this post). The album is full of the typical big, bouncy Midnight Juggernauts dance sound. However, Dystopia also has spacey, poppy tracks that really give the band a more complex dimension. They recently stole a drummer from the Valentinos to fill out their crazy live show, and will be destroying coast to coast come October. Get on the Juggertron. (Watch the video for "Shadows")

Underworld @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC - Sept 14, 2007
Underworld @ Summerstage

I totally messed up and missed my interview with Karl Hyde of Underworld last week. I'm more upset than you are. I did make it to their Central Park Summerstage show though. While distinctly less visual than the other times I've seen Underworld (and less loud: damn Upper East Side noise laws), it still brings me joy to go nuts to the classics. I hope to see the boys back here: in a darker, louder setting. From this Boston Hearald interview, it sounds like that might not happen soon. Musicsnobbery has some great photos from Central Park. Oblivion with Bells will keep me company until then...



The Week(end) in Dance NYC.....

Friday - 9/21
* Chemical Brothers at Hammerstein
* Man Parrish plays old school house for Cut at Studio B

Monday - 9/24
* Klaxons Afterparty at Rebel with Mark Bell DJing, Spank Rock Live

Tuesday - 9/25
LVHRD presents DNCHRD:III at Mystery Venue. Bring 90s dance vinyl and stump the DJ.

Midnight Juggernauts - 2007 Tour Dates
SUN 7 OCT @ 4TH & B, San Diego CA (w/ Justice)
TUES 9 OCT @Henry Fonda Theater, LA (w/ Justice)
WED 10 OCT @ Mezzanine, San Francisco CA (w/ Justice)
FRI 12 OCT @ Neumo's, Seattle WA (w/ Justice)
SAT 13 OCT @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC (w/ Justice)
WED 17 OCT @ Metro, Chicago IL (w/ Justice)
THURS 18 OCT @ Republik, Toronto ON (w/ Justice)
FRI 19 OCT @ Metropolis, Montreal PQ (w/ Justice)
SAT 20 OCT @ Terminal 5, New York NY (w/ Justice)
SUN 21 OCT @ Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia PA (w/ Justice)
MON 22 OCT @ Terminal 5 NY (w/Justice)

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