Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York based DJ Andy Butler. Members include Nomi Ruiz, Kim Ann Foxman and Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist in Antony & The Johnsons). It is signed to DFA Records. Their single "Blind" was released on 3 March, 2008, and their debut album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on 10 March. Their self-titled album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.
The band's central figure, Andrew Butler, began his musical career at 15, DJing in a Denver leather bar run by a hostess called Chocolate Thunder Pussy.  He then moved to Brooklyn, in order to attend Sarah Lawrence College.  According to Butler: "I?ve been writing songs since childhood. I made music for dance performances in college (where he studied under Martin Goldray), like a remake of Gino Soccio?s ?Runaway? done in the style of Kraftwerk."