Simian Mobile Disco unveil new single inspired by Chinese delicacy 'virgin boy eggs' - listen

Dance duo's new track is named after a Chinese delicacy called 'Tong Zi Dan'

Simian Mobile Disco unveil new single inspired by Chinese delicacy 'virgin boy eggs' - listen
Simian Mobile Disco have unveiled a new single called 'Tong Zi Dan'. Listen to it below.

The dance duo - James Ford and Jas Shaw - reveal the unusual inspiration for the track in a message on their SoundCloud page. "Tong Zi Dan are the Chinese delicacy usually translated as 'virgin boy eggs'," the message explains.

"Like the tea stained eggs you?ll find in your ramen, these are eggs cracked part way through the boiling process, to let the flavours of the liquid seep through. All though (sic) in the case of Tong Zi Dan, the liquid is the urine of prepubescent boys. Very much like that urine, the burbling pads and uric submerged melodies permeate the cracked surface of the smooth ovoid outer casing of rhythm."

'Tong Di Dan' is available to buy on 7" vinyl from today (October 7) backed by a Mike Dehnert remix. A digital release will follow on October 21 adding two additional tracks: 'Escamoles' and 'Smalahove'.

Simian Mobile Disco released their third and most recent album 'Unpatterns' in May of last year (2012). Meanwhile, Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford co-produced the latest Arctic Monkeys album 'AM' alongside Ross Orton. 'AM' came out on September 9 and debuted at Number One on the UK's Official Albums Chart the following Sunday after selling 157,000 copies in its first week of release - a total only beaten this year by Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', which sold 165,000 copies in its first seven days on sale in April.

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