It’s been two weeks since I’ve been able to spin at the pill, and one week since I lost my job. So it’s pretty fucking obvi that I’m looking forward to tonight’s dance party, which features added electro-pop stylings from The Floating Heads. Thanks to Chris Ewen for holding it down for me last week, and you can dance to his sets every Saturday night at Heroes at TT The Bear’s.
Here’s the promo gospel for tonight’s party, from the pill boston dot com:
The Floating Heads are ready for their close up. The Boston electro-pop duo of Jessica Sun Lee and Leo White have a bit of a history around town, and with each other. Besides being, well, married, they’ve been known for musical dalliances in our city and beyond, showing up here and there with the likes of Stereo Soul Future, Secret Satellites, and most notably, at least to our modern indie dance party, indie rock glitter-slingers the Sun Lee Sunbeam.
The ‘Beam was a frequent guest of the pill for many years, celebrating a few record releases and even performing as Elastica at our 2008 Halloween party. Now, Jessica has traded her guitars for synths and a bass, and after initially launching the Floating Heads as a bedroom-born solo project, she’s enlisted Mr. White for added textures and increased depth in their glossy electronic banger compositions (hey, it’s better than newlywed house chores) that will be a perfect complement to our dance party structure. Together, Sun Lee and White re-polished the Floating Heads’ earliest tracks and present them to the masses this Friday at the pill.
Sizzling fuzz-bombs like “Beautiful Girls,” “Sundown,” and especially “Lifelike Living” were a favorite of Michael V’s Boston Accents radio show on WFNX (RIP), the latter earning Song of the Day honors and added acclaim and fanfare. And speaking of Michael V, he’s back in town this week, returning to the pill booth alongside DJ Ken after a week at SXSW down in Austin.
Friday’s release party with the Floating Heads kicks off a four-week stretch of live guests at the pill, including next week’s Suede Nite with the London Pravda and Suedeheads, the Boston debut of Lovelife (ex-Viva Brother and Mirrors) on April 5, then the atmospheric post-punk of the Milling Gowns on April 12. Spring is nearly here, and the pill is ready to bloom again.
Look sharp xo the pill