After the release of their sophomore effort, Clay Class earlier this year, England’s Prinzhorn Dance School are back with a new single EP called I Want You, and an understated video to accompany it. The minimalist post-punk duo of bassist/vocalist Suzi Horn and drummer/vocalist Tobin Prinz have let their melodies shine on this one, and taken a step back from the icy thud-thud-thud of their 2007 self-titled debut — which isn’t to say the lyrics on this alleged love song aren’t just as brutal. The band is definitely the least neon-inflected of the bunch on James Murphy’s DFA Records; their color palette is more akin to the sepia browns and factory smoke greys of Thatcherite England.
DFA is slated to release the I Want You EP digitally on April 10, and with the lead track come four shiny new B-sides. Originals “Promise” and”Love in the Ground” lead into Prinzhorn Dance School’s reworking of “Green Worms” by Brian James of The Damned (and the Brian James Gang, and the Lords of the New Church and he was on a Saints record AND he played with Iggy Pop… some people, huh?) Then Mr. James does his own lo-fi take on Prinzhorn’s track “Usurper” as the EP closer. The video for “I Want You” is available for your viewing pleasure below:
I Want YouTracklisting:
01. I Want You (LP version)
03. Love in the Ground
04. Green Worms
05. Usurper (Brian James Gang Version)