It’s suddenly twilight round Au Revoir Simone’s way. Once, the three girls who were so polite they never decided who should play bass or drums in their band illustrated their sensitivity in more sunny indie-pop ways. Now, like M83, they’ve expanded their vocabulary to explore the thesis ‘Thwarted Yearning = Youth’, thus ‘Still Night…’ is rich in OTT romanticism...
'Reverse Migration' comes out next month
Ra Ra Riot, Au Revoir Simone and Orion Experience will open
Annie, Erika and Heather kick off at New York outdoor festival
With a heart heaving and childish innocence imbuing every song, are Au Revoir Simone Moshi Moshi’s answer to Arcade Fire? Erika, Heather and Annie certainly suggested a certain cinematic sensibility shared by those crazy canucks on debut ‘Verses Of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation’. But, as is clear on their second album, their Casio-keyboard consoling, minor chord-thrilling world is one...
The first single from the Brooklyn threesome’s upcoming album is quite simply gorgeous. Written about a friend of the girls and his string of doomed relationships, it’s the kind of tune that would make even the messiest of break-ups seem worthwhile. Meanwhile, The Teenagers pop up yet again on remix duties, converting ethereal pop into (gently) thumping electro-disco. Lovely.