Title: A) Musique Rock (with guest vocals by April March/ AA) Fini (with guest vocals by Melissa Auf der Maur)
Street Date: 11/23/12
Label: Little Black Cloud Records
Catalog # : LBC 007
Format: 7” / Digital
Artwork: Features photography by Nicholas Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
7” UPC: 99422633704
File Under: Rock / French Pop
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Key Markets: RVA / NYC / Montreal / Boston / LA / Paris
RIYL: April March, Melissa Auf der Maur, Interpol, Serge Gainsbourg, Tindersticks, Sparklehorse, sex, heartache, all things French
Associated Acts: April March, Melissa Auf der Maur, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, Interpol, Secret Machines, Magnetic Morning , Depedro, Wilco, Sparklehorse, Swervedriver, Orthotonics, Cracker, House of Freaks, One Ring Zero, Cracker, MAdM
Tracklisting: A) Musique Rock /AA ) Fini
The hypnotic A side entitled “Musique Rock” was inspired by the 1999 French film Une Liaison Pornagraphique and features April March on vocals. Here she sings entirely in French with a delicate melancholy tone and to round out this song beyond guitar, Steve Weiss drums (he has also played with AM and Depedro).
“Fini” on the AA side is a smouldering, breathy duet sung in French and English and takes place between Blasco and Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole /Smashing Pumpkins / MAdM. The music also features several friends of Blasco who have played with a myriad of bands such as Cracker and Sparklehorse. As the title “Fini” suggests, a love affair has ended and the man has drunk his way out of her heart.
Together these two songs celebrate a classic sexy ‘60s French ballad style that sounds modern yet timeless. They describe affairs of the heart but avoid the trappings of a sappy love song.
The 7” will be limited to 500 copies on deep red opaque vinyl and comes housed in a handsome die-cut sleeve designed by Kenneth Close. Artwork also includes a Slept In Beds image taken by Nicholas Zinner.
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Band Site: http://malhombre.bandcamp.com/