Johnny Jewel is kind of a genius, the madman beat maestro behind F53 cover stars Glass Candy with a serious sweet tooth for Italo disco and booty bass. Desire is the new project he started with some woman named Megan. Based on looking at their myspace, they seem like they are into: synthesizers, Jean Paul Belmondo/Godard, long walks on the beach and tweaking English words to appear vaguely French. "Mirroir Mirroir" lyrics are cribbed from a fairy tale and its synths give an eerie haunted quality to Snow White's evil stepmother. Why are stepmothers in fairy tales always evil? We kind of like ours actually. Anyway we also want to sing "Rhiannon" over this for the melody and the similar witchy/fog machine vibe.
June 17, 2009