The Pinker Tones at PinkerLand Studios
photo from MySpace
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is
L’Heros by The Pinker Tones from the 2007 album More Colours: The Million Colour Revolution on Nacional.
A duo out of Barcelona, The Pinker Tones are Mister Furia and Professor Manso. Their name and music is inspired by the work of Henry Mancini and Blake Edwards on the Pink Panther films. In turn, they take the best parts of ’60s and ’70 psychedelic rock, including the theremin, and blend it with their synthesis of bossa nova, reggae and lounge. This sound, of course, is best experienced live. After originally releasing The Million Colour Revolution in 2005, The PT’s spent two years extensively touring the known world. During their travels, the guys met and collaborated with countless artists like labelmates Nortec Collective and Mexican Institute of Sound, resulting in the idea for this remix album. Featuring all the dance floor goodness of the original combined with the best acts in world-pop appearing over 32 tracks, this album was not released to make a quick buck. Currently touring through Europe, you can demand that The Pinker Tones come to your town by visiting and following the directions on their MySpace page. And since videos are fun, you should probably watch this one of the original version of