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The TORPEDO BOYZ can’t be stopped!
Berlin is not a place where things happen according to the normal rules. And Berlin’s Torpedo Boyz — winners of the 2009 Independent Music Award for best dance/electronica album for Cum On Feel the Boyz — are proof of that.
“Return Of The Ausländers” the long-awaited third Torpedo Boyz album is out now on Lounge Records. The new album includes 10 brand new tracks including the hit singles “Back To The Beatz!” and “Welcome To The Sugar Show”! The deluxe digi-pak CD edition is strictly limited to 1.000 copies and comes with a fully colored booklet and an exclusive “dropcard” with MP3 access codes to selected remixes. Of course all album tracks as well as all remixes can be purchased on iTunes, Juno and other download shops.
The new record once again defies expectations, bringing in new sounds—like Returner’s Krautrock influenced “Maschinenwelt” and Daisuke’s exposing “Ich bin Ausländer” (“I’m a Foreigner”). Davey Woodward from the Experimental Pop Band turns up on “That Is So Beautiful.” The tune “Your Input Is Not Correct!” includes a sample of a Moscow hotel’s automated wake-up call system recorded while out on tour; In “Fat Man’s Walk” Returner celebrates a liberating rejoinder to Randy Newman’s “Short People.” Sure, the Torpedo Boyz will always throw down plenty of danceable break beats, but their irrepressible sense of fun means you’ll also hear totally unexpected sounds — a nod to Kentastic’s indie pop background here, the jarring cut n’ paste mania of “Kokoro Ni Rock’n’Roll” there. In short, the new album is anything but a half-assed return to the well.
It’s an upbeat, breaktastic record ready to get the party started on your block—whether your block is in Brooklyn, Bristol, or Beijing