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LOS MASSIERAS CLOSING ACT FOR BERLIN FESTIVAL! + BRAND NEW “RUMORES” VIDEO

Playground Mag recently spilled the banana beans on our latest video, a live action/animated spectacle in the key of Na-na-na-na. It was created by Mario Takosuke and stars Natalia Ferviú as our dazzling protagonista. Dig it! (Or don’t – it’s entirely up to you.)

Meanwhile, Los Massieras are have been chosen as the last act standing at the insanely impressive lineup at this weekend’s Berlin Festival, playing Saturday night / Sunday morning at 5:00 at the Mobile Disko stage, where they will showcase their “Alive & Edited” mixture of live performance and DJ set. Get yourself in the mood by revisiting Los Massieras’ mix for FADER. And for Berliners who can’t make it to the fest: don’t worry, the boys will also be appearing next week Wednesday at Shade Inc./NBI and Thursday at Chez Jacki. More details on that next week…

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NUT-002 available digitally, plus limited NEU!-inspired vinyl

The first 200 copies of Los Massieras’ Better than Italians EP come in spray-painted and hand-numbered jackets as seen above! Berliners can check Rotation, OYE and Melting Pot for their copy; meanwhile a shipment is underway to Clone Records. For the digitally inclined, please head to Juno Download or Beatport

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Los Massieras – Better than Italians EP (NUT-002)

Our new 12″ from Los Massieras, the Better than Italians EP,  is shipping to stores this week, so keep your eyes “peeled”! And for the digitally inclined, the wavs/mp3s will hit download outlets next week as well. In the meantime, head the Bananamania MySpace to stream “Allrighty”, or to Playground to stream CockTail d’Amore‘s rework “Rumore d’Amore”…

A1. “Allrighty”
A2. “Rumores”
AA. “Rumore d’Amore” (CockTail d’Amore rework)

The mustachioed, leather-booted, scarf- and necktie-wearing Berliner duo is back! Bananamania presents its second release and the second 12” from Los Massieras. Their debut EP from earlier this year was well received from both DJs and press, getting play from the likes of Traxx and Daniel Wang and praise from Pitchfork, who rated their edit “Boogity Boogity Boogity” 8/10 and debuted the accompanying video worldwide. But instead of celebrating their success with a siesta, the disco dandies strike again with the perfect summer EP!

The title, Better than Italians, in pure Massieras appropriationist style, is an obvious referential joke to the archifamous New Jersey Italo-disco label (Massieras being self-confessed fans of their work), and also alludes to the nature of the EP: All three tracks are versions of classic Italian pop tunes. And we are not talking about obscure Italo here – this is the mainstream sound of 1970s Italy, reinvented, which of course means heavy psychedelic boogie!

Setting the tone is “Allrighty”, a stomping hoedown with jubilant bluesy horn riffs and swirling harmonicas that pollinate the ranch with pheromone-laced glitter, sounding a bit like the ghosts of James Brown and Captain Beefheart reenacting their favorite scenes from Brokeback Mountain. Meanwhile, “Rumores” has already reached #5 on Billboard’s Hi-NRG Gospel Chart, preaching to the disco choir as some satanic fuzzed out guitar inspires suggestive hip-swaying and threatens to bring boogie armageddon.

Now that they’ve destroyed the barn and the church, Los Massieras invite some friends to house things up a bit: Italian duo Discodromo (Internasjonal) team up with Boris (Berghain) as CockTail d’Amore – also the name of their sweaty, testosteriffic party in Berlin – for a smooth, deep version of “Rumores” that rounds out the EP with a subtle tutti frutti finish… Now get up and boogie!

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Los Massieras “Boogity Boogity Boogity” video + mp3 release

Last week Pitchfork TV debuted the new animated music video for Los Massieras’ “Boogity Boogity Boogity”, the title track from their EP. Bananamania has teamed up with download shop zero” for a limited-time exclusive release of the EP bundle, containing all three tracks in 320kpbs mp3 format along with the video, for less than three bucks!

Playground Mag had some nice things to say as well: “What a video. A very dextrous Gerson Aguerri … is responsible of creating a fantasy stage fit for representing the bizarre and carefree freshness of Massieras’ music.”

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Los Massieras – Boogity Boogity Boogity!

Los Massieras / Bananamania Launch EP out March 2010 under exclusive collab with Discoteca Océano.

Limited 500 black label vinyl in glossy 300gr. heavyweight disco sleeve. Distributed by Discoteca in Spain and Clone for the rest of the World.

Pre-orders: http://discotecaoceano.blogspot.com/ and http://www.clone.nl

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Bananas! Bananas! Bananas!

Picture by Benjamin Roeder

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