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Video of the Moment #1318: Au Revoir Simone

 
By on Friday, 13th September 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Brooklyn girl trio Au Revoir Simone – quite possibly best known to you as providing vocals to Friendly Fires‘ megahit ‘Paris’ back in the day – have released a new video for ‘Crazy’, a song on their forthcoming album ‘Move in Spectrums’, out on the 23rd of September. This will be their second album and the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Still Night, Still Light’.

The way I understand it, it’s based on the Martin Scorsese film After Hours, except since there’s no guy in their band, one of the girls had to play the male lead. I’ve never seen the film, so I can’t comment on whether this is a good homage or not, but I give them props for not going the lazy route and filming a performance video. Watch it below.

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MP3 of the Day #198: Au Revoir Simone (Clock Opera Remix)

 
By on Friday, 11th June 2010 at 10:00 am
 

After releasing their third album ‘Still Night, Still Light’ last summer, Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone will be releasing a remix album entitled ‘Night Light’ on July 5th through Moshi Moshi Records. This is sure to be one of the highlights, the Clock Opera remix of Tell Me, making it even more ethereal than before. Pure beauty for a Friday morning.

MP3: Au Revoir Simone – Tell Me (Clock Opera remix)

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(You can also catch Clock Opera’s remix of Marina and the Diamonds here)

 

Preview: Northside Festival

 
By on Friday, 4th June 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Williamsburg, Brooklyn may be the hipster capital of the world, but the Northside Festival is looking to be well worth wading through throngs of the bespectacled and skinny-jeaned. So named for it’s location in venues throughout the North side of Brooklyn, the art and music festival is now in its second year. Its stated goal is to “celebrate that community of independent musicians, filmmakers and artists in the place where it thrives the most, shining a light on the sheer talent and creativity that Brooklyn cultivates”.

Organized by the L Magazine and a collection of other NYC-based blogs, record labels, promoters and industry types, last year’s event saw the likes of the Hold Steady, Bill Callahan and others, and this year the lineup is shaping up to be just as good, if not better. Most of the set times and locations for bands’ performances have yet to be finalized, but here are just some of the bands that will be gracing Brooklyn stages as a part of Northside Festival: ?uestlove (DJ set), Au Revoir Simone , The Fiery Furnaces, Fucked Up, Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), Les Savy Fav, Lissy Trullie, Male Bonding, and Wavves.

In addition to all of this great music, the festival also includes Northside’s inaugural FilmFest, as well as a number of exhibitions, special events and musical performances at more than 25 local art galleries (with help from the Williamsburg Gallery Association).

Four-day Northside badges go for a mere USD50 (approximately £34 at the time of this writing)and grant you “access on a first-come, first-served basis to every show taking place during the festival, in addition to all Northside art and film events. You’ll also be able to walk into tons of local bars and restaurants that will be offering discounts to badge holders on food and booze”. Because entry for badge-holders is first-come, first served, if there is a show you really want to see, it may be best to purchase individual tickets, most of which will be sold at the door the day of the show. Some of them are on sale now, and are listed with ticket links on the festival’s website.

The festival is also running a contest which can be entered here. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a coveted iPad 3G, two VIP All Access badges and a free t-shirt. The two Runner-Up Winners will get two VIP All Access badges and two t-shirts each, and the five 3rd Place Winners are given a regular festival badge and a t-shirt. Please note this contest is open to US residents only.

 

Video of the Moment #215: Au Revoir Simone

 
By on Thursday, 4th February 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

It’s quite possible the only reason you’ve heard of Au Revoir Simone is because their angelic vocals feature prominently in the chorus of ‘Paris’ by Friendly Fires. You would be forgiven if you checked out their harmonies, backed by a wide selection of synths.

The Brooklyn all-girl trio have recently released the video for ‘Another Likely Story,’ their new single from their current album ‘Still Night, Still Light.’ It’s psychedelic but not overly so, and it looks like it was filmed in New York City in the middle of summer, so this video provides a great respite from this seemingly never-ending winter.

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You can order Au Revoir Simone’s ‘Still Night, Still Light’ at their official Web site.

 
 
 

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