With the inclusion of "Under Your Spell" on the Drive soundtrack, it's no better time to revisit this this excellent 2009 full length from producer Johnny Jewel. (originally Jewel was signed on to do the entire soundtrack, but unfortunately that fell through!). Desire is a group out of Montreal, making their debut (despite the title of the album) via Italians Do It Better, and their sound is almost like what might happen if 80s Fleetwood Mac and Tears For Fears had a goth baby. IDIB have never been known to release crazy dancefloor bangers, but even so, this one is definitely a more mellow entry in their catalog of shoegaze disco. Check out "Montre Moi Ton Visage," "Miroir Miroir," "Don't Call," "Dans Mes Reves," and "Under Your Spell" for a few examples of what I'm talking about. It might not shake any asses, but this is exactly the album you want to have on if you're making out with Ally Sheedy's character from The Breakfast Club. Recommended.
- colored vinyl pressing
- music label: Italians Do It Better / 2009
reviewed by Hires 09/2009