Monday, 4 April 2011

A French Kiss

In what we hope will become a regular feature on the Velvet Owl blog, our friend and fellow Green Man Festival quiz team member, Cedric Besnard, leads us through a selection of songs that are currently rocking the Parisian suburbs. 

Pains of Being Pure at Heart :  Heart In Your HeartbreakAn ideal song to herald the beginning of spring. With influences ranging from Ride to Field Mice, PoBPaH are here to bridge the gap between generations.

Lykke Li : I Follow Rivers: More spring-tastic tuneage!

Papercuts : Do What You Will: Addictive and haunting.

Bill Callahan : Baby's breath: The boss is back! Less sophisticated than anything off his previous album, but still beautiful!

 Summer Camp : Was it Worth it?: One of my highlights from last year. This song is the perfect croosover betweens the 80's and the 00's. I can't wait for the album.

The Cavalcade : For You: Another highlight from last year, from an album full of gorgeous songs.

Jens Lekman : And I Remembered Every Kiss: Another swedish entry amongst my current selection. Try to imagine a mix between Scott Walker, The Avalanches and Divine Comedy. Try indeed!

My Morning Jacket : One Big Holyday: Before the new album arrives, check out this huge song from one of the few bands around who are able to marry experimental and popular rock music.

Race Horses : Cake: Nearly one year after this release, I still don't understand why this song has not been a big hit.

Felt: Vasco de Gama:  A perfect pop song by one of the best kept secrets of English music.

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