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Music, Hear This Simian Mobile Disco: Show Preview

Simian Mobile Disco: Show Preview

Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with "Audacity…
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Music, Hear This Simian Mobile Disco: Show Preview

Simian Mobile Disco: Show Preview

James Ford and Jas Shaw come from a live band background, though you wouldn't know it from Unpatterns, the U.K. production duo's third full-length dance record as Simian Mobile Disco. There are no upfront vocal bangers or indulgent in-the-red moments;…
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Music, All Shook Down Pics from Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco Shakes up the Fox Theater for Hard Fest

Pics from Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco Shakes up the Fox Theater for Hard Fest

Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood, Destructo, Mumbai Science, EgyptrixxHard Fest 2011March 11, 2011@ Fox Theater, OaklandSimian Mobile Disco -- the Brit dance duo with a curious fondness for the names of absolutely disgusting dishes from all over the world --…
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Music, All Shook Down Simian Mobile Disco Headlines HARD Festival, Wants to Try Fried Butter

Simian Mobile Disco Headlines HARD Festival, Wants to Try Fried Butter

Most people think the HARD fest is all about sweaty 18-year-olds getting crazy. Well, this Friday, the  mastermind producers of U.K. outfit Simian Mobile Disco will show how to keep it classy with a wide range of original sounds, including disco and the duo's…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco Warms Up a Wet Mezzanine Crowd

Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco Warms Up a Wet Mezzanine Crowd

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set)DJ Solar November 19, 2010@ Mezzanine  Better than: Scoring twice on prom night. With two different people. There's really nothing quite like the feeling of getting excited to see your favorite electronic act, only to find…
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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Party Preview: Simian Mobile Disco, Sweater Funk

Weekend Party Preview: Simian Mobile Disco, Sweater Funk

It's Memorial Day weekend! And we all know what that means: get drunk on Sunday! Well, we've certainly got your Sunday night covered, and your Friday and Saturday night, too. In fact, we've got quite the stellar mix of events…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco at Mezzanine

Friday Night: Simian Mobile Disco at Mezzanine

Simian Mobile Disco November 27, 2009 Mezzanine Better Than: "Stronger" by Kanye West, or Daft Punk's original for that matter Simian Mobile Disco unpacked its particular brand of electronic fugue Friday at Mezzanine. The British duo of James Ford and…
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Music, BeatBox Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and James Shaw tweak their pulsing electronic assemblage into a mass of pastiche moments. The British duo's latest full-length, Temporary Pleasure, nods to acid's undulating squelches, freestyle's syncopation, machine soul's compressed bleep-beats, and bristling electrohouse.…
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Music, Reviewed Peaches

Peaches

Peaches' 2000 debut, Teaches of Peaches, was undoubtedly a high point of its genre. There was something uniting and motivating to be found in Merrill Nisker's skeletal production, sexual proclamations, and daredevil live shows. But through Fatherfucker and Impeach My…
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Music, BeatBox Portable Monkey Dance

Portable Monkey Dance

Now that the indie dance genre has transformed from trend to movement, outfits like the U.K.-based Simian Mobile Disco have broadened their followings across the hipster landscape. After breaking up their vaunted electro-rock band Simian, producers James Ford and Jas…
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Music, Reviewed Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco apes much of what made the late '80s fertile as well as fetid. On the British duo's full-length debut, James Ford and James Shaw revel in the pure HiNRG and hip-house that propelled Todd Terry, Tommy Boy,…
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