Three Imaginary Girls

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It’s only a few hours away, but I’m getting excited for Simian Mobile Disco’s show at Neumos tonight. This’ll be the third time I’ve seen the duo of James Ford and Jas Shaw and they’ve always put on an exciting, multimedia live show that showcases their intricate dance beats (usually working within the 4/4 beat but never making it feel like a constraint). The show will be a sweaty mess and crowded with people searching for every available inch on the floor to dance but I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Monday night.

SMD also released a video last week to their single “Cruel Intentions” (see above) that turns Beth Ditto into a disco queen. It’s probably my favorite song on their new album Temporary Pleasure.

Simian Mobile Disco plays tonight (Monday, November 30) at Neumos with DJ Colby B, JDH and Dave P, 21+, $18.50.