#songoftheday = Neon Neon: “Hammer & Sickle”

Neon Neon is the side-project of Super Furry Animals’ frontman Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip.  “Hammer & Sickle” is our favorite song from their latest album, Praxis Makes Perfect, which we highly recommend, though we’d suggest you first check out their flawless debut, Stainless Style, being that said debut is a bit more “accessible,” as critics (not us) like to say all of the time.  We love “Hammer & Sickle” because it’s a glimmering slice of synth pop with a dash of melancholic art rock and a big, red cherry on top.  And the video is wonderful.  But you already know that because you’re watching it now.  Right?

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Published on Sep 2, 2013

Buy Neon Neon – ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ here:
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iTunes UK Bonus Edition: http://goo.gl/YGYdB
iTunes US: http://goo.gl/nQdR5
Lex Shop: http://goo.gl/q9vTW
Signed albums: http://goo.gl/f8FNk

Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip) present ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ – a conceptual power pop tour de force inspired by the colourful life of maverick Italian publisher Giagiacomo Feltrinelli.

Born in to one of Italy’s wealthiest families, Feltrinelli was a left-wing political activist and published some of the greatest literary works of the 20th century, including ‘The Leopard’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago’. He died in highly suspicious circumstances in 1972.

‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ features Sabrina Salerno, Asia Argento, Cate Le Bon, Josh Klinghoffer and follows Neon Neon’s 2008, Mercury-shortlisted debut ‘Stainless Style’; a concept album based on the life of colourful motoring mogul John DeLorean.

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Film created by http://www.lodgerfilms.com

FILM CREDITS

DIRECTOR
Rob Schroeder
EDITOR
Jason Jones
PRODUCER
Georg Kallert
PRODUCER
Peter J Nieves
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Mathew Rudenberg
ART DIRECTOR
Georg Kallert
WARDROBE
Jessica Willis
HAIR & MAKE-UP
Laura Lauterio
GAFFER
Felipe Solares
BOY
Pat Hubbard
CAMERA OPERATOR
Tyler Harrison
CAMERA OPERATOR
John Reyes
CAST
Riccardo Tursi
CAST
Ashley Watkins

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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