03 June 2015

Here's some French music for you. (Surprise!)

No, not much has changed in the past five years, even if I haven't written consistently (or at all): I still miss my adopted hometown of Paris as much as ever (although I get to go back in August - whee!) and I still try to keep an ear out for what's going on over there, or who will make their way over here. (Stuck in the Sound, I'm still waiting.)

These two landed in my inbox today:

AIR BAG ONE (it's capatilised everywhere, so I'll continue the trend) is a Francophone trio who seriously the channel '80s with their catchy synth-pop. It's not clear where they're from - their social media lists Cameroon, but they record and play in Paris, including opening for Brandon Flowers recently. (Except they write "support" instead of "open," since the French use the verb "supporter." So cute.)

They only have two songs listed so far - "1992," release a few months ago, and today's "You've Got Something." When I first started listening, I thought, "No, not really" and then my brain went, "SHUT UP you like this." It's like when I got into Pony Pony Run Run's, like, two songs, but better.

Both tracks from this (apparently digital) 45 are below. LP Rich Kids and US tour dates are forthcoming.


France Rocks noted that Paris Loves L.A., created by French actress Adele Jacques as a tribute to and in the vein of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot and the like, are playing a free show called "Paris Loves N.Y.C. Me Neither" - a nod to "Je t'aime moi non plus" - tomorrow, 04 June at Le Baron, New York. I'm not sure I'll make this one, but I'd sure like to; it certainly sounds interesting, even if I'm not the biggest fan of Gainsbourg.


  1. I like the group AIR BAG ONE. They are extraordinary and unique, not like others. However, my brother can't stand their music, and whenever I switch it on, he goes crazy and yells at me.

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