It's time to let a little secret out of the bag.
London electronic duo Goldfrapp never want to become predictable in their approach to making music.
Joel Shanahan, also known as Golden Donna, has kept a low profile in the aftermath of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people last December. The eclectic Madison musician wanted the media focus to be on the victims. Golden Donna was the headliner that evening and while Joel managed to survive the fire, fellow 100% Silk labelmates Cherushii and Nackt did not make it out of the building.
A lot of speculation surrounded the decision last May by guitarist Matthew Mondanile to leave Real Estate and focus on Ducktails. His replacement was an old friend of the band, Julian Lynch, who had relocated to Madison from New Jersey. We get a taste of what's in store for the new lineup.