As Super Furry Animals fans await the upcoming release of Hey Venus! (rumoured to be dropping sometime late this summer), they can sink their teeth into another side project from frontman Gruff Rhys. This isn't just another solo album though, this is a full blown electro/hip-hop collaboration with Boom Bip that also features appearances from Spank Rock, Fat Lip and Har Mar Superstar (among others). They are going under the name Neon Neon, and the album is reportedly a concept album based on the life of John Delorean, automobile engineer and creator of (you guessed it!) the Delorean!
The first track "Trick or Treat" is now playing on their MySpace page... this MP3 is just a rip of that stream (only 96k unfortunately). However, if the song is any indication of what the rest of the album will be like, I will be first in line to buy it when it finally sees the light of day. Stay tuned to MySpace and the Lex Records website for more announcements.