premiere: listen to Phèdre’s debut LP
"Three lovers from Monaco, raised in a cave of gold..."
We're still obsessed with the awesome, ridiculous NSFW video for Phèdre's "In Decay," so we were psyched when the band asked us to premiere their addictive, "Some Velvet Morning"/Greek mythology-inspired, forthcoming self-titled debut LP here in its entirety. The group's playfully dark, sweetly romantic, and often strangely affecting (see "Ode to the Swinger" + "Glitter on Her Face") jams recall the warped AM avant-pop vibes of Ariel Pink, John Maus, Molly Nilsson, and the like, except these guys sound like they're genuinely having a blast all the time, and it's extremely infectious. Phèdre is out on Valentine's Day via Daps. Spend some time with it: