Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Au Revoir Simone

The "triple keyboard action" of Brooklyn-based lo-fi Au Revoir Simone's 11-track The Bird of Music is the follow-up to their 8-track 2006 debut that was released on the London-based indie label Moshi Moshi Records.

Simone is currently touring Europe with French electronic duo Air - slated to play at venues in London, Paris(Zenith), Milan, Madrid and Lisbon.

Dreamy synth layers in the lead track of Simone's 2006 mini-album Verses of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation could be heard in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. In which dulcet tones of keyboards and vocal harmonies define their sound, which has been tagged "simple, elegant, and ethereal" by Pitchfork's Brian Howe.

What Kimya Dawson is to the anti-folk movement, perhaps Simone - with their Casio-casual aesthetic - is to a potential "anti-synthpop" movement - a lyrically and sonically unpretentious genre. As in Sad Song, the second track off their latest album.
play me a sad song 'cause that's what I want to hear
I want you to make me cry
I want to remember the places that we left
lost to the mists of time

profile @ myspace
mp3 @ fileden (sad song - au revoir simone)
mp3 @ sxsw (fallen snow - au revoir simone)
mp3 @ aurevoirsimone (through the backyards - au revoir simone)
mp3 @ notontheguestlist (stay golden - au revoir simone)
feed @ hypem
video @ youtube (fallen snow - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (haunted house - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (night majestic - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (sad song - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (stay golden - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (through the backyards - au revoir simone)
video @ youtube (with david lynch)
review @ pitchforkmedia
review @ pitchforkmedia (verses of comfort, assurance & salvation)
review @ stylusmagazine
review @ lunapark6
interview @ youtube (interview by boomtown)
interview @ imposemagazine
interview @ vice
interview @ gothamist
interview @ lunapark6
home page @ aurevoirsimone
label @ moshimoshimusic
encyclopedia @ wikipedia
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