What is in the water in Oregon?!! Sooo many good bands come from there; The Shins, Yacht, The Thermals, The Dandy Warhols to name but a few. And its the state that keeps on giving as the latest export is Baby Monster; an awesome new group with a totally original sound and superb songs. They've got a single coming out on 50 bones and you can catch them live in the uk this autumn. Excited!
Baby Monster - Curses
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Big love for Phoenix at the moment (and always), here are three reasons why:
2. Phoenix - 1901 (Accoustic version)
3. Phoenix - Lisztomania (Alex Metric remix)
PS: I seem to be just posting about French stuff these days, I promise to correct this.
Monday, 21 September 2009
One of my favourite Paris places is Ground Zero, it's an indie record store located just of a beautiful square (place Sainte Marthe). I'm not sure why but every time I try to go there I get very lost and it takes my twice as long as I expected. It's always worth the trip though to flip through the latest French 7"s or even check out which UK exports that have made the cut. It may not be as established as some of it's UK counterparts but I think it's definitely on the right track.
Ground Zero are celebrating their 5th birthday on Saturday at la Maroquinerie and they've invited along David Yaya Herman Dune, Low Anthem, Yeti Lane and Kim. (They're also having an instore at 17:00 on the same day with Maison Neuve)
Maison Neuve - Victor
Yeti Lane - Think It's Done
Saturday, 19 September 2009
I used to play drums with Pete in our old band The Fold so it makes me very happy to see his new project exlovers doing so well, and not only that producing some incredible music as well. They have currently got an EP 'You Forget So Easily' out on Chess Club (four tracks on 10" or download) and are having a little party to celebrate at The Lexington on Tuesday.
exlovers - You Forget So Easily
buy signed copies of the EP at Pure Groove
exlovers: myspace / twitter / live video
Oh-so-creepy and weird, but I can't stop watching it:
Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. by Chris Cairns
"Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination." Chris
Yes, still quite creepy and weird though.
neurosonicsaudiomedical.com for more info and credits.
Posted by Katherine Garbutt at 13:21
Thursday, 17 September 2009
1. Charlie Alex March - Piano Song (Metronomy remix)
2. Friendly Fires - Photobooth
3. Naive New Beaters - Boring David
4. Yuksek, Chromeo - So Down
5. The Streets - Weak Become Heros
6. Kings Of Convenience - Toxic Girl
7. 33Hz, Teki Latex, Devin The Dude - Paris, Texas (In Flagranti remix)
8. Mini Viva - Left My Heart In Tokyo
9. Good Shoes - We Are Not The Same
10. Gonzales, Feist - Starlight
11. Lo Borges - Aos Baroes
12. Joe Dassin - Les Champs-Élysées
by Alex & Kat
LISTEN: http link / Spotify URL
Posted by Katherine Garbutt at 20:56
This song is all about that wonderful time of year when everyone in France stops slacking and gets back to work (or back to their lovers).
Vive la rentrée, back to school kids.
France Gall - Le temps de la rentrée
(She's also got some killer eye-liner skills)
Posted by Katherine Garbutt at 10:00
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Now here's a very special post...We asked a good friend of ours who works over at the Bureau Export to put together a playlist of the best French music around, and here it is. Thanks Ben!
So here it is, in all its mediafire glory, the playlist below. It's a mix of stuff that we're working with, stuff we're not, the common theme being that it's stuff we think is awesome. And French (at least tenuously in the case of La Roux).
My highlights? The ever awesome and phenomenal live act Kap Bambino (I hear rumours of a Halloween appearance at Cargo - amazing), John and Jehn's passionate tension (did I just say that?), Francois & The Atlas Mountain's tropical dreamboat escapades, and Automatiq's general filthiness.
I'd like to point anyone interested in the direction of our Twitter nonsense - twitter.com/frenchmusicuk where we try and supply our weedy amount of followers with gig ticket competitions, remixes, release dates, great recipes, tour news and intermittent abuse directed towards crowds, the London transport system, and the basement we work in. Give us light!
Download here or here
Kap Bambino - Acid Eyes
Tahiti 80 - Brazil
John and Jehn - Oh My Love
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Data remix)
Fortune - Highway (James Pants remix)
Kid Bombardos - Stuck
Fulgeance - Haggis
Joakim - Spiders (Metronomy Remix)
Zak Laughed - Each Day
Gablé - Drunk Fox in London
Papier Tigre - Office Hours
Koko Von Napoo - Polly
François & the Atlas Mountains - Be Water
Automatiq - Je Veux Juste
Get Back Guinozzi - Low Files Tropical
Yeti Lane - Lonesome George
Chapelier Fou - Trèfle
Posted by Katherine Garbutt at 10:00
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
So it's the Mercurys again and for the first time in a long time the album I'd pick as my favourite is nominated. So best of British to Friendly Fires. Have a listen to White Diamonds bellow (bestest on the album) and check out this charming video to On Board
(ps, my future husband is in this band)
Friendly Fires - White Diamonds
Posted by Alex 679 at 16:37
Friday, 4 September 2009
It's been a while since I've posted on our beloved Lost In Paris site but the birthday of a friend this week inspired me out of my self-imposed exile.
Pre-Lost In Paris, I used to lord (or should that be lady) over Marquis Cha Cha records. In 3ish years we released 33 singles and 3 albums from artists including Let's Wrestle, Bromheads Jacket, Whitey, Thomas Tantrum and Tiger Force.
I loved each band individually, if not all in slightly different ways.
There was however one band who were always secretly my favourite and that band were The Oxfam Glamour Models.
They were a gaggle of destructive teenage boys, a whirlwind of untuned guitars, witty lyrics and full of endless tales of northern things we'd never heard of (what is a parmo?)
Funny thing was, they were generally terrible live but always very charming with it.
They did a tour opening up for Bromheads Jacket which was frequently interrupted by the footie element of their audience - baffled by the boys in eyeliner and velvet blazers - chucking beer. It only encouraged TOGM more.
My 3 favourite TOGM moments:
* Singer Emmett once texted me from the stage, mid-gig, asking: "any good?". My reply; "It's alright."
* Bassist Callum once smacked Emmett in the head with his bass and the picture of him covered in blood sneaked onto the front cover of the NME.
* Drummer Ryan Pilot once almost burned down my kitchen.
But you know what, they had incredible songs. In particular their debut single, Kick Out The Grams and lost gem Loves Young Scum, which we now share with you.
So Emmett, happy birthday, and long live The Oxfam Glamour Models.
The Oxfam Glamour Models - Kick Out The Grams
The Oxfam Glamour Models - Loves Young Scum
Posted by Alex 679 at 14:05
Thursday, 3 September 2009
DUMMY is not only a good read but a darn good record label as well...First release being Golden Filter with "Solid Gold" (they very kindly put up this track and the mixes online here). I'm so slow on the uptake that GF have actually got a new single coming out pretty soon...You can check the video preview on their website and order it tout de suite from the DUMMY store.
Also, I love the remix they did for Cut Copy so here it is:
Cut Copy - Far Away (The Golden Filter remix)
Posted by Katherine Garbutt at 18:59