Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, The Postal Service) has a new project to be unveiled this summer, James Figurine is the name and the album will be called, Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake. Out July 11th on Plug Research (and in Europe on Monika Records late June), it takes the unique sound Tamborello has already fashioned with Dntel and The Postal Service and blends it with 'dancefloor oriented electronic music'.
Here's how Tamborello describes it:
"In November of 2001 my band Figurine went on a
short tour of Germany with Lali Puna. Our label there, Monika, set us up
with a driver to get from show to show. She only brought three or four
tapes to listen to on the drives, mostly techno. I’d never paid much
attention to dancefloor-oriented electronic music, but listening to the
same tapes over and over again (especially Kompakt’s pop-leaning Total 3
and some 7”s on Parfum) while driving through Germany made a giant
impression on me. So this record was supposed to be an extra melodic,
minimal techno record with some sparse vocals, but my technopop tendencies
got the best of me, the songs slowly filled up, and this is what I ended
+ 55566688833 [mp3 courtesy of plug research]
This is the tracklist for Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake...
1. 55566688833 (f/ Sonya Westcott)
3. Ruining the Sundays
4. Pretend It’s A Race and I’m On Your Side
5. You Again (f/ Jenny Lewis)
7. One More Regret
8. White Ducks
9. All The Way To China (f/ Erlend Oye)
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