Andrew Butler has completed work on Hercules & Love Affair‘s sophomore album, with a mind to an Autumn 2010 release.
Butler recorded the album in Vienna with producer Patrick Pulsinger, who has worked with the likes of DJ Hell, Patrick Wolf and Elektro Guzzi in the past.
“I approached my management and said that I wanted to record my album in Vienna, and they were, like, ‘Why?'” Butler recently told Monocle.
Quizzed further on his decision to relocate to the Austrian capital, which is often cited as Europe’s last truly bohemian city, Butler said:
“I think there’s a different calibre of musician and producer/engineer here. And they go for it when it comes to the nightlife…”
The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to the H&LA’s eponymous 2008 debut for DFA/EMI. No news yet on whether vocalists Antony Hegarty, Kim Ann Foxman and Nomi (all pictured above with Butler) make return appearances. We’ll update you when we know more.