‘As a daring experiment which flies in the face of the derivative tendencies evident in the modern music industry, it succeeds. Handsomely.’ Q
Handsome Boy Modeling School are set to release their fantastic single ‘The World’s Gone Mad’, featuring Barrington Levy, Del The Funky Homosapien, and Alex Kapranos, on November 28 through Atlantic Records. 'The World's Gone Mad' is the first single to be taken from Handsome Boy Modeling School’s latest album White People, which met with widespread critical acclaim on its release in November last year, and the single has already been Zane Lowe’s ‘Record of the Week’ on his Radio 1 show.
Catalogue information & tracklisting:
1. The World's Gone Mad (amended edit) - featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Barrington Levy & Alex Kapranos)
2. The World's Gone Mad (Part 2) - featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Barrington Levy, Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy & Paul Thomson
3. The World's Gone Mad (Part 3) - featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Barrington Levy & Alex Kapranos
4. The World’s Gone Mad (video)
1. The World's Gone Mad (album version)
2. The World's Gone Mad (Part 2)
3. The World's Gone Mad (Part 3)
Handsome Boy Modeling School is a teaming of quirky super-producers Prince Paul (best-known for his work with De la Soul and Stetsasonic) and Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura (Gorillaz). Taking their name from an episode of the cult Chris Elliott sitcom Get a Life (which was sampled several times on their debut album), Paul and Dan adopted the ber-stylish alter egos of Chest Rockwell and Nathaniel Merriweather, respectively. ‘White People’, the second album from Handsome Boy Modeling School, follows where their first, 1999’s ‘So…How’s Your Girl?’, left off. Bringing together all corners of the musical spectrum: hip hop, rock, roots, alternative and even jazz, HBMS have put together a seamless cast of players that include RZA, Alex Kapranos, Mars Volta and Pharrell Williams.
Handsome Boy Modeling School are coming to the UK next month to play two dates at London’s Jazz Caf on February 23 and 24, when the duo (super-producers Prince Paul and Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura) will be taking to the stage alongside some very special guests for what promises to be a very handsome occasion.
Live dates - February:
Wed 23 London Jazz Caf 15
Thu 24 London Jazz Caf 15
Tickets are available from the venue – 020 7916 6060
Visit the official Handsome Modeling School website:
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He also slapped a jet-lagged Taylor Hawkins.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.