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check out Paris duo Syracuse’s hypnotic LIQUID SILVER DREAMS


From the Paris label that brought us Domenique Dumont's enchanting Comme Ça EP earlier this year comes more hypnotically aquatic vibes — the label says "it seems that the whole album has been recorded in some secret cave under the sea", so let's go with that — from Parisian synth-pop duo Syracuse...

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Leon Bridges plays a stunning rendition of “River” in Paris for La Blogothéque


Leon Bridges & the Chandeliers play a beautiful stripped-down version of his timeless song "River" just behind Notre-Dame in Paris, for our old friends La Blogothéque.

Panda Bear takeover: Little Dragon – Paris


Here’s a recent one from this Swedish band. I like the singing a lot and really like how they go the extra mile to craft synth sounds. They also don’t seem to let the machines do the work which i can appreciate...

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Laure Briard – Révélation


Here's some elegant new French pop from Toulouse's Laure Briard: "Peut-Etre" + "Ca Va Aller" are perfect breezy Sunday afternoon jams that recall both the poppier side of Stereolab and classic Françoise Hardy vibes, taken from Laure's new full-length Révélation, out today on limited 12" via France's 2000 Records...

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premiere: Yumi Zouma – Alena


Yumi Zouma came out of nowhere early this year with an EP of softly shimmering, twilit dream-disco that was so pitch-perfect (right down to the cover art; some might even suggest it was 'custom-built' for us) that it almost felt like it was destined to be a fluke, a debut that was surely the result of some kind of serendipitous long-distance magic that a young group has trouble ever recapturing. We are psyched to report, however, that this is not the case: the band's gorgeous, sentimental new single "Alena" is the most disco thing the Yumis have ever done, and by the time singer Kim Pflaum hits that swooning, bittersweet refrain -- "Come over here and dance with me / it’s true that you will never see me feel better" -- it also feels like their shining/defining pop moment. Yumi Zouma's Alena single is out today on Cascine.

YZ goes on tour later this month with their fellow New Zealander Lorde, followed by an appearance at Iceland Airwaves + a few U.S. shows in November. Check all of their dates after the jump...

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Juniore – La fin du monde


Thanks to Yumi Zouma for the heads up this afternoon on their "new favourite band", Paris' Juniore, and their elegant, haunting '60s French pop-noir vibes, which have been described as sounding like "...

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Champions League – Flaco

Ebiza EP artwork

Parisian duo Champions League return with a pillowy, sumptuous summer night anthem, taken from the group's shimmering Balearic pop debut EP, which evokes similar feelings of wistful euphoria and longing as their forebears from the late, great Air France...

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mp3 premiere: Anthems – Up in Mine


Impeccable timing for this lovely, transportive debut single from Paris group Anthems, which will be soundtracking today's unseasonably balmy 70°+ forecast here in TX. "Up in Mine" is a floating/fleeting balearic pop daydream, produced by Anthems' labelmates and fellow Parisians, Champions League, whose own breezy new single "Ebiza" was one of our favorite late-2013 discoveries...

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video: Tomorrow’s World – Life on Earth


video: Panda Bear – untitled new song (live)


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