Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean releases covers EP — listen


Singer and keyboardist Nancy Whang is best known for her run with the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem and as one half of the electronica project The Juan MacLean. Today, however, Whang goes solo with the release of a new EP through Gomma Records.

As its title suggests, The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks EP features six reworkings from Casablanca Records’ iconic 1970s catalog. Specifically, Whang has lent her velvety croon to covers of Dennis Parker’s “Like An Eagle”, Donna Summer’s “Working the Midnight Shift” (plus a separate disco version), KISS’ “I Was Made for Loving You”, Michel Vedette’s “Comme Un Algie”, and Parliament’s “Flashlight”. The tracks feature cameos from French house guru Etienne De Crecy, Audiojack, Bonar Bradberry, Drop Out Orchestra, and the Revenge.

Listen to the entire EP below (via Pitchfork).

The Casablanca Reworks EP will be available on iTunes starting September 26th. Meanwhile, The Juan Maclean recently released its third studio album, In a Dream.

The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks Tracklist:
01. Nancy Whang & Audiojack: “Like An Eagle”
02. Nancy Whang & Bonar Bradberry: “Working the Midnight Shift (Disco Version)”
03. Nancy Whang & Etienne de Crecy: “Comme Un Aigle”
04. Nancy Whang & Drop Out Orchestra: “I Was Made For Loving You (Semi Skimmed Version)”
05. Nancy Whang & The Revenge: “Flashlight”
06. Nancy Whang & Bonar Bradberry: “Working the Midnight Shift”