It still amazes me that my introduction to HNC and Moe (of Miila And The Geeks) was through their twee-crunk project Love And Hates. Back in the halcyon days of 2009, I never would have guessed the two women rapping over cat noises while wearing mis-matched leg warmers and what might have been Burger King crowns would eventually be responsible for a potential song of the year candidate (HNC’s trippy “I Dream I Dead“) and the best Japanese album I’ve heard in 2011 (Miila And The Geeks New Age). Those two releases sorta explain Love And Hates a bit more, though – both of them have matured as artists but LAHs gives them a place to indulge in the more wacky stuff that at least HNC really dug back in the day.
So, to cap off a banner year for both artists, Love And Hates have a proper album coming out in December. That’s the trailer for the album up top, and it features all the kazoo-tastic highlights including “Party Trash” and personal favorite “The Drum.” There also appears to be a lot of new stuff – and, at this moment, I should note that the prospect of more than half-an-hour of Love And Hates is quite daunting – including what sounds like a cover/reworking of “Manamanah” from The Muppet Show. Mark your calendars now.