Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer
Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown!
(Bronze Rat Records, May 18)
The Tripwire Premieres “Galaxy Man” MP3!
Punk rock royalty Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez and Dutch electronic heroine Elisabeth Esselink, aka Solex, bring you the single “Galaxy Man” - premiered on The Tripwire! Taken from the forthcoming album Amsterdam Throwdown, Kingstreet Showdown!, "Galaxy Man" is 2 minutes and 40 seconds of life-affirming therapy! A re-animation party with Link Wray’s corpse on the decks! In outer space!
To whit: an instant pop hit.
Elisabeth, Cristina and Jon - they understand.
May we all follow their lead and join hands across the world
as we look skywards and contemplate our place in the universe.
And as we stand united, let us shake our collective ass.
Amsterdam Throwdown, Kingstreet Showdown! is back-to back with it, kicking off with the sugar-fix that is “Bon Bon”: a dirty, funky bastard of a concotion, complete with strings. “Dog Hit” is a tale of irresponsible pet ownership, as if told by sexed-up and AWOL philharmonic orchestra members on mephedrone! “Aapie” is a tribute to our ancestry and invites us to unleash our inner monkey! As you can see, there is something for all tastes.
Throughout, Elisabeth Esselink has ingeniously fattened up a rich tapestry of cool, the perfect canvas for Cristina and Jon, who pepper-spray it with personalized lunacy whilst shrugging off the wannabes scrambling for their plinth.
Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown! will be released on May 18. Consider it the most exciting collaboration/confrontation since The Jetsons Meets The Flintstones, and get ready for a genre-bending dance-off!
You lucky bastards you.