Couple From France

June 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Posted in 7 inch, La France, Mods, Music, Psychedelic Pop, Punks, Singles | 1 Comment
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As the 7″ single seems to fade into the sunset, it’s nice to see some labels haven’t given up on the format. France’s Croque Macadam and Requiem Pour Un Twister are still believers and they’ve just released a couple beauties.

foreverpavot

Psychedelic tricksters Forever Pavot are lead by Emile Sornin, based in Paris and have much in common with Jacco Gardner and Soundcarriers. Their first single is cinematic, bucolic psycheldia that rustles the leaves and bundles the hay and makes birds chirp all on a widescreen. It has great organ swirls and galloping bass that will have you seeing a kaleidoscope of dusty colors. It’s a wonderful record and it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that a label like Trouble in Mind would be interested in putting out their next record over here in the States.

stream: Forever Pavot – Le Passeur d’Armes

cheapriot
Cheap Riot are also from Paris, but their debut single is all about punks and mods. They owe a dept to the Television Personalities and the Buzzcocks. Part Time Vacancy has a great little riff and a pithy chorus that you can’t get out of your head. I also love the punky bridge with ooh-ooh’s. It’s a a fun record that should be required playing at any part, even a party of one.

stream: Cheap Riot – Part Time Vacancy

http://croquemacadam.bandcamp.com/album/crm012-cheap-riot-sp

 

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  1. You have read my mind about Forever Pavot and Jacco Gardner. I think you would also dig Aquaserge (a bit more late 60s prog but the sound finish is really tasty) and La Mirastella for super deep psych drone.

    Aquaserge:
    http://souterraine.biz/track/virage-sud-demo

    La Mirastella:


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