Oklou – Forever
Oklou's debut EP The Rite of May was one of our favorite releases of 2018, and today the French singer and producer returns with her first single of 2019, and it's one of the most beautiful songs we've heard all year. Oklou says the tender, healing "Forever" is about "forgiveness and using mistakes as some sort of cement,” adding, "Something that is so powerful that you’ll reme
premiere: Malibu shares transcendent ambient gem “Tilting on Windmills”
We first became aware of French ambient producer Malibu via her stunning contribution to PAN's incredible mono no aware compilation from a couple of years back, and today we're psyched to premiere an exquisitely glowing and enveloping track from her debut EP One Life, coming November 1st on limited 12" via UNO NYC / Joyful Noise...
DOUBLE MIXTE – Romance Noire
New sounds from the Italians Do It Better family, courtesy of French duo Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan aka Double Mixte, and produced by Johnny Jewel. Listen to the group's haunting debut EP, which the label calls a "digital thunderstorm of neon lit noire", below, and pick up the 180g pink champagne vinyl 12" here...
premiere: Maud Geffray - POLAAR
We're psyched to premiere the stunningly beautiful and surreal visuals for the title track from French artist Maud Geffray's debut solo LP POLAAR, out next month on Paris label Pan European Recording. According to a press release, the record encompasses "shadows of shoegaze, the electrified Italo-disco of the label Italians Do It Better, the dripping intonations of Lana del Rey, snippets of D
watch the moving new video from French duo The Blaze
Powerful new track + stunning accompanying visuals (Romain Gavras' favorite vid of the year) from mysterious French producer/director crew The Blaze. The emotional "Territory" is taken from the group's brilliant 6-song debut EP, out in April on Animal63. Video shot in Algiers + directed by The Blaze:
video premiere: Laure Briard – Les pins des Landes
Toulouse, France artist Laure Briard shares the dreamy visuals for "Les pins des Landes", a modern yéyé dream-psych gem and one of the highlights from her beautiful new Sorcellerie EP, out now on Paris label Midnight Special. Directed by Aymeric Cattenoz. Watch below, and catch Laure Briard's magic live right here in Texas next month at SXSW.
listen to Laure Briard’s new Sorcellerie EP
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...
stream Laure Briard’s Sur la Piste de Danse
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 &quo
Skylar Spence x GvsB takeover: Braque – Maraude
I just stumbled upon this record label called D.K.O. out of France, and they’ve got an impressive roster of house and disco enthusiasts. Braque’s EP, ’Maraude’, is short but sweet from top to bottom, and the title track sounds like something that could have been released on Crydamoure...