Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York based DJ Andy Butler. Members include Butler, Kim Ann Foxman, Mark Pistel, Aerea Negrot, and Shaun Wright. It is signed to DFA Records. The single ‘Blind’ featuring guest Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist in Antony & The Johnsons) was released in 2008, as was their self-titles debut album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy).
The band’s central figure, Andrew Butler, began his musical career at 15, DJing in a Denver leather bar run by a hostess called Chocolate Thunder Pussy. He then moved to New York, in order to attend Sarah Lawrence College. According to Butler: ‘I’ve been writing songs since childhood. I made music for dance performances in college (where he studied under Martin Goldray), like a remake of Gino Soccio’s ‘Runaway’ done in the style of Kraftwerk.’ In early interviews, Butler stated his intent to release music with a rotating cast of performers and musicians.