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FRENCH BOUTIK

MIEUX COMME CA (COPASEDISQUES)

FRENCH BOUTIK - MIEUX COMME CA 76778
Format:
2 7"
Release:
19.12.2014
Label:
COPASEDISQUES
Kat.-Nr.:
76778
Barcode:
4024572767785
"French Boutik are the one band whose music captures the ESSENCE of the 60's.the energy... the style...the pre-Altamont spirit of cool; but, they cover a VERY 2014 canvas with that magical, musical paint.

It's like they were all put in a time machine mid-60's and unleashed today with a desire to make modern music, but in the only way they know how...with that stylistic, mid-century modern vibe and chic that really sets them apart." - Warren Peace, host of We are the Mods! Mieux Comme Ça is the forthcoming double 7" release on copaseDisques from the Paris-based "Pop Moderniste" specialists known as French Boutik.

It follows up their 2 first records, Les Chats de Gouttière on EP and Ici Paris as a double 45, which both received fantastic reviews internationally.

Mieux Comme Ça features 3 brand new songs recorded and mixed at Yeah!Yeah!Yeah! Studios in Hamburg, plus the vinyl release of Tiptoes, French Boutik's unlikely Madness adaptation, originally recorded for the Specialized 3: Mad Not Cancer cd compilation.

The vinyl sales profits of this record will, like the compilation, go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 4 songs offer a wide variety of styles, from RnB to Psyche to Powerpop, all with French Boutik's unique blend of male/female vocals, drenching harmonies and ironic and persuasive French and English lyrics, accompanied by aggressive guitar and drums and perculating keyboard sounds.

The title track Mieux Comme Ca sees the band venturing into more aggressive Powerpop territory with an anti-Franglais anthem ("c'est ta life" - please make it stop!).

That is backed on Face B by the one English composition, End of the Line, a psychedelic early morning commute to distant Paris suburbs.

The 2nd disque features La Vie en Couleurs, a melodic homage to the joys of advertising and corporate green-washing, backed with the surprising RnB flavored take on Tiptoes, originally by Madness and with the French lyrics in keeping with its original suicidal theme.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. MIEUX COMME CA
  • 1.2. END OF THE LINE
  • 2.1. LA VIE EN COULEURS
  • 2.2. TIP TOES