i just picked up two albums from the brooklyn based band au revoir simone. i was w/ my friend terri in japan town last week and she pointed out a fashion spread w/ the band in it. she told me to definitely pick up one of their albums. terri and i have that kind of friendship where we bounce ideas, trend-spotting, art and music off each other all the time. we are constantly trading notes, magazines and cds. so when ever she tells me to keep a heads up about something, i'm on it.
so i'm really into both of the albums verses of comfort, assurance, and salvation and the bird of music respectively. but how could i not be when the band's name comes from pee wee's playhouse? (pee wee meets and says good bye to a waitress named simone who's dream is to go to paris.)
this summer seems full of all girl bands for me. i'm totes ok w/ that. so far every album i've picked up i have been more than happy w/. au revoir simone doesn't let me down w/ their synth-pop goodness. both albums are filled w/ casiotone plinky plinks (that is the universal phonetic sound of keyboards, fyi) and dreamy sing-songy tunes. the bird of music is a lot lighter than their first effort. i always seem to be drawn to darker pieces, so i prefer verses of comfort, assurance and salvation. some of my fav's are back in time, the winter song and stay golden, both are sooo good. regardless, either album is perfect for me to pop into my computer and drive away at my sewing machine or sit and draw to.
you can listen to the band here on their myspace page.