Yes Giantess first exploded onto the scene last summer with their triumphant AA-side single "Tuff N Stuff" / "You Were Young", which sold out faster than any other Neon Gold release to date and made them one of the most talked about new bands in the US pop scene. After two amazing sold out US tours supporting the likes of Little Boots and La Roux, as well as a coveted slot on last autumn's NME Radar Tour with Marina & The Diamonds and Golden Silvers, the guys are back with an explosive new single on Neon Gold next month.
A marked departure from the bro-pop party anthems that made up their debut single, "The Ruins" veers towards the other end of the pop spectrum, all dark, brooding synths and massive rumbling bass riffs. Fresh off his work as the principle producer on Ellie Goulding's hotly-anticipated debut album, Starsmith is at the reigns on the production here, turning in more of his signature synth wizardy and chart-ready dance beats. The flipside featurs "Call My Name", a babymaking jam for all the ladies out there, as frontman Jan Rosenfeld bumps and grinds like the R&B lothario he was born to be. Together they mark a distinct evolution for the band and an exciting taste of what's to come for Yes Giantess in 2010.
MP3: "The Ruins" - Yes Giantess
Sweetening the deal even further is a remix package featuring reworks from the likes of Neon Gold favorites Fear of Tigers, Baby Monster, Clock Opera and more, which we'll be unleashing over the coming weeks in advance of the single's March 8th release date. Limited to 500 copies worldwide as usual, preorder is available now from the Neon Gold Shop for our North American customers, while our international friends can find the single stocked exclusively through Puregroove. This Valentine's Day, give her the gift she'll never forget. A receipt for your preorder purchase of The Ruins 7". Seriously, do it.