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French Lo-Fi Surfers La Femme Release Le Podium#1+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by E.N.

Announcing La Femme’s Debut US EP:

La Femme – Le Podium#1
(December 13th, Third Side Records)

Watch La Femme’s Video for “Telegraphe”

Free MP3: La Femme – “Sur La Planche”

“…the perfect soundtrack for a counterfactual scenario in which Godard scrapped his plans to make Alphaville and instead usurped Bruce Brown as the director of Endless Summer.” ­– My Old Kentucky Blog
 
After playing their first US dates this past week, Paris-based lo-fi surf rockers La Femme have announced their debut EP, Le Podium#1: La Femme (December 13th, Third Side Records). The EP is the first in Le Podium, a 10″ / Digital EP series from Third Side Records. The band has also released the censored cover of their EP for the series, a take on Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du monde. For a taste of the record, watch the band’s DIY video for the “Telegraphe,” and their MP3 for “Sur La Planche”
 The band will be continuing their first US Tour with newly announced dates in San Francisco.
 
Listening to their first EP, La Femme’s music takes many shapes, none of which are completely in focus. “Sur La Planche” (“On the Board”) hurls down gigantic waves of surf guitar with ease and style. Download the track HERE . “Françoise” is a faceless sonic sensation, while “La Femme Ressort” (“The She Spring”) is a snapshot of a rainy Paris side street. The band is at its most driving with “Telegraphe,” a driving French new-wave rave up, filtered through The Ventures’ back catalog. All in all, Le Podium#1 walks the line between erotic avant-pop and lo-fi surf rock, creating a record that’s at turns flippantly light-hearted or aggressively dark.
 
La Femme U.S. Dates:
12/10: San Francisco, CA @ Living Arts Fund
12/12: San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
 
Additional tour dates, including East Coast dates, coming soon!
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