Remember when everyone in the blogosphere was excited about Ladytron working with Christina Aguilera, and even Ladytron themselves was open to the possibility of her fans flocking to discover their work? We all know how that turned out. Well, it seems the band won’t let that slide just yet. “Birds of Prey”, originally and unfairly a bonus track on “Bionic”, just got a makeover by Reuben Wu, with a harder industrial edge than the album version. The Arabian chant bits I liked are still intact, which is a nice touch. Ladytron’s next album, “Gravity the Seducer”, will drop September 13 in US, and you can catch Aguilera as a judge on NBC’s new singing talent show “The Voice” soon.
Exciting things are happening at the Ladytron HQ. Their first 3 albums were reissued with bonus tracks last week, their great new single “Ace of Hz” is out, and a retrospective compilation, “Ladytron 00-10”, is on its way. It’s about time I revisited their excellent back catalog, since the dreary weather provides just the right setting for their brand of frosty electronic pop. For me, they’ve become one of the bands whose legacy I never get tired of. Get a clubby remix of the new single below, and as a bonus, you can grab one of my favorite Ladytron remixes, the Snap Ant version of “Playgirl”. It sounds like a loungey theme tune to a ’60s tv show envisioning the leisurely life of the future!