In retrospect, I should have listened to last year’s U.N.K.L.E. album more…

…because it’s really really good. A perfect mix of interesting vocalists and complex, compelling production. I’d be shocked if you don’t start hearing its songs popping up in movie trailers and soundtracks very, very soon. Check out the video for “The Answer,” which sounds like something David Holmes would have used to score an Ocean’s film:

The gauntlet’s been thrown, RJD2 and Cut Chemist: what you got?

Where Did The Night Go - Another Night OutA bit of good news, tho: if you (like me) missed the boat on Where Did the Night Fall, in a couple of weeks you’ll be rewarded for your patience when they re-release it as Where Did the Night Fall – Another Night Out, bundled with a second disc of songs from their subsequent EP releases, live performances, and remixes. The best of the new bunch, “Money and Run,” features a great vocal contribution from the peerless Nick Cave. The Another Night Out version of the album is out April 11 in the UK, and is available for pre-order on U.N.K.L.E.’s website.

Update: U.N.K.L.E. have unleashed an EP containing about half of the bonus disc today, including the contributions from Cave and The Duke Spirit’s Leila Moss — grab Only The Lonely at Amazon MP3.