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stream the lovely debut EP from Austin-based Parisian Lou Rebecca

LOU REBECCA

Austin's esteemed Holodeck label (S U R V I V E, Troller, Marie Davidson, etc.) just dropped the excellent debut EP from Austin-based Parisian Lou Rebecca over on their bandcamp page, and upon initial listens, it feels like quite the auspicious introduction...

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video premiere: Halo Maud – Du Pouvoir

HALO MAUD

We're thrilled to premiere the charming new visuals for this beautiful and enchanting psych-pop gem about "aimless wandering", from French composer and multi-instrumentalist (and Melody's Echo Chamber’s guitarist) Halo Maud. Directed by Sébastien Dehesdin & Maud Nadal, and inspired by the work of Ukrainian director Maya Deren. "Du pouvoir" is the title track from Halo Maud's new three-song EP, due March 24 on Montreal's Michel Records.

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DAFT PUNK LA II

listen to Laure Briard’s new Sorcellerie EP

LAURE BRIARD

We've been big fans of French artist Laure Briard's elegant blend of classic yéyé vibes, vintage garage psych, and irresistible Stereolab-esque pop for a while now, and her brand new Sorcellerie EP might be her trippiest and most enchanting record yet...

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watch the surreal new video from Paris artist Bonnie Banane

BONNIE BANANE

Directed by William Laboury:

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video premiere: Laure Briard – Dreams

LAURE DREAMS

Toulouse, France chanteuse Laure Briard shares the picturesque visuals for her new psych-pop reverie "Dreams", taken from the forthcoming follow-up to her lovely Sur La Piste de Danse LP that dropped this summer...

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Bonnie Banane – Statue

BONNIE BANANE

Can't get enough of this new one from Paris hybrid electro-R&B artist Bonnie Banane (somewhere "between Aaliyah and André Rieu"): "ugly/breakup/song" "STATUE" is a fun and very infectious kiss-off to an ex-lover, produced by Banane's regular collaborator Gautier Vizioz...

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stream Laure Briard’s Sur la Piste de Danse

LAURE BRIARD

Toulouse's Laure Briard just dropped a gorgeous new LP of bright and romantic French pop -- which we've previously compared to Stereolab and the ’60s golden age of vintage French pop -- with sounds ranging from the decidedly psych-rock vibes of tracks like "Que reste​-​t​-​il" and "Dalida", to the shuffling, classic Françoise Hardy feel of gems like "Je Vole" and "Chat"...

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listen to 4 enchanting unreleased tracks from Melody’s Echo Chamber

MELODY PROCHET

We haven't heard from Paris' Melody Prochet in a minute, aside from the dreamy "Shirim", which was one of our favorite tracks of 2014, and whose official existence sadly seems to have been scrubbed from the internet for some unknown reason (you can, and should, still seek it out through unofficial channels though, because it rules)...

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Laure Briard – Toi et Moi

LAURE BRIARD

Laure Briard follows up last year's lovely Révélation with the sublime and classic-sounding lead single from her forthcoming new LP, recalling the '60s golden age of vintage French pop. Sur la Piste de Danse is out June 24th on Paris label Midnight Special. Video by Michelle Blades. You can check the album's closing track "Laure" (shades of Gainsbourg et Birkin) below as well:

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