Download:Juniore – Dans Le Noir

“Christine” / “Dans Le Noir”

(Entreprise Records; November 18)

A relatively discreet voice of the Parisian electro scene, Anna first began to seep into our consciousness when she collaborated with Bot’Ox on their hypnotic single “Blue Steel”. More recently she has worked with Jackson and His Computerband, and is featured on two tracks from his latest album, Glow (Warp).  She is also the vocalist on Jerôme Echenoz’s “Le Chrome et le Cotton (Lafayette remix)”, and is rumored to have released a lovely folk album with the band Domingo.

Juniore brings Anna Jean center stage. “Christine” and “Dans Le Noir” are the first 2 tracks to surface from this exciting new project, to be released this month as a 7” this month: The first, a nod to old John Carpenter movies, the latter an ode to killing time while waiting for the night to come. With Cat(power)-like grace, Anna sings of being sleep deprived, restless or falling out of love. Seemingly caught in a time warp suspended somewhere between a world of scopitones, two-stroke engines and voyages to the Moon, and a more gritty,Tarantino-esque cityscape laced with cars and girls, her mysterious voice, reminiscent of 60s muses (Nico meets Françoise Hardy) is at once haunting and rhythmic, propelled by sensual, reverb-drenched melodies, and misleadingly upbeat harmonies.

Download:Juniore – Dans Le Noir

Produced by Samy Osta (La Femme), Juniore will be released by the Entreprise Records, the label at the epicenter of an exciting new wave of Parisian indie-pop that includes Moodoid (which Kevin Parker from Tame Impala has a hand in) and Blind Digital Citizen.

Juniore will release a new album in 2014,
and are currently putting together plans to tour the US.

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