Spunk Pumpers Unite (EP) / Man Out Of U (Spunky UBetterDoIt Mix) – Matthew Duffy
Indie Electro/dance music pioneer Matthew Duffy (“Electric Shock,” “#1 Enemy,” and his killer remake of Jody Watley’s “Still A Thrill”) is out, proud and ready to make another splash. Did we mention he’s also completely adorable and has a penchant for being photographed sans shirt? Duffy is about to drop a new EP, memorably and colorfully titled “Spunk Pumpers Unite.” The name alone cries out to be part of every girl’s iTunes library. An advance single, a remake of the 1981 queer classic “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, has been evocatively teasing us for the last few weeks.
Now “Spunk” is set to drop February 28. The next single, “Man Out of U,” is a wild ride: a throbbing tune with lyrics that continuously f#ck with gender, all the while sounding equal parts macho and fey. The video, featuring Duffy playfully tormenting eye candy and “Make Me A Supermodel” favorite Ronnie Kroll, is a white hot orgy of lipsticked boys and bearded ladies. (And yes, the video, directed by Francis Legge, was also shot in 3D!)
In addition to writing, singing, playing and producing all the songs on the EP, the one-man band also created his own forthcoming dance remixes. The “Spunky UBetterDoIt” mix for “Man Out of U” is a real winner. It kicks up the bpm and uber-thumps the bass for a funkin’ good time. Highly recommended as the Pick of the Week.
[Album version / Spunky mix not currently available online]
As a heads up: MD gave us a preview of additional cuts from the EP and we’re especially excited for a song called “Better Than Dancing.” With a name like that, you can bet your ass it will be calling all butts to the dance floor. Stay tuned…