Posts Tagged Laetitia Sadier

Entertainment Realm’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

1. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter [American/Republic]

2. The xx, coexist [Young Turks]

3. Aimee Mann, Charmer [Superego Records]

4. Chelsea Wolfe, Unknown Rooms [Sargent House]

5. Meiko, The Bright Side [Fantasy]

6. The Shins, Port of Morrow [Columbia]

7. Exitmusic, Passage [Secretly Canadian]

8. Of Monsters and Men, My Head is An Animal [Universal Republic]

9. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts [Blue Note Records]

10. Metric, Synthetica [MOM & POP MUSIC]

11. Now Now, Threads [Trans- Records]

12. David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love this Giant [4AD / Todo Mundo]

13. Cat Power, Sun [Matador]

14. Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound [Merge Records]

15. Keane, Strangeland [Interscope]

16. Beth Orton, Sugaring Season [ANTI Records]

17. Jack White, Blunderbluss [Third Man Records / Columbia]

18. Regina Spektor, What We Heard from the Cheap Seats [Sire / WEA]

19. Purity Ring, Shrines [4AD]

20. The Organ Beats, Goldenheart

21. Laetitia Sadier, Silencio [101 DISTRIBUTION]

22. Lightning Love, Blonde Album [Quite Scientific]

23. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel . . . [Sony]

24. Winterpills, All My Lovely Goners [Signature Sounds]

25. Skyline Pigeons, House of Mysteries [Retro Face Music]

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Benjamin Schoos: music review

This jazzy indie-pop album does two things: reminds me of being an exchange student in Paris (Ou est mon foulard? ) and makes me want to dance around like I’m in a 1960s Godard film. It’s retro in the best and coolest ways. Brings a magnetic vibe, laced with melancholia, through shimmering beats. I’m a fan of French indie-pop acts such as St. Etienne, Stereolab and Autour de Lucie so Benjamin Schoos jumped out at me. Quelle artiste. No worries if you can’t understand what Benjamin Schoos sings about. That’s the beauty of music. If it’s done well and this is, you can feel what the artist feels. Of course I’m stretching my rusty French skills as best I can. “Marquise” is swingy, breathy, chic and romantic. Then there’s the bubbly and gorgeous tapestry of “Je Ne Vois Que Vous” with guest vocals from Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab). “A Mort L’amour” unfolds with dramatic edginess. Schoos is a bit sad and cynical sometimes. Wants loves. Begrudges love. Loves love. Embrace it. Let yourself get lost in the beguiling arrangements and melodies. The perfect music for a sophisticated cocktail party or perhaps for one that you’d like to have a bit more charm infused into it.

China Man vs. China Girl
release date: October 9, 2012


purchase at Amazon: China Man Vs China Girl

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Cool VIDEO: Benjamin Schoos [featuring Laetitia Sadier]

China Man Versus China Girl Out October 9 on Virtual


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September Concerts in Boston-area

Bon Iver

Thurs, Sept 13

Owl City
Thurs, Sept 13

Bloc Party
House of Blues
Fri, Sept 14

Brighton Music Hall
Sun, Sept 16

Glen Hansard
Berklee Performance Center
Tues, Sept 18

Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers
Tues, Sept 18

Thurs, Sept 20

Laetitia Sadier
Middle East
Thu, Sept 20

Matthew Perryman Jones/ Callaghan
Café 939
Fri, Sept 21

Sat, Sept 22

Grizzly Bear
Sat, Sept 22

David Byrne and St. Vincent
Sun, Sept 23

Jack White
Agganis Arena
Fri, Sept 28

Corin Tucker Band
Fri, Sept 28

Beth Orton
Somerville Theatre
Fri, Sept 28

Two Door Cinema Club
House of Blues
Sun, Sept 30

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current music obsessions: Purity Ring; Sea of Bees; Laetitia Sadier

Purity Ring

who: Corin Roddick [synthesizer/ samples] and Megan James [vocals]

from: Halifax/Montreal

sound: creepy lyrics sung with and exquisite, graceful vocal range. electro-pop provides appropriate dark moods and strange beats. the album ubiquitously pushes and pulls your emotions.

album: Shrines released July 24

label: 4AD

my picks:

“Fineshrine”— “get a little closer/ cut open my sternum and poke/ my little ribs around you”
—building a shrine from a human body if you want to read into it closely . . .

“Grandloves”—super delicate vocals and this churning techno feeding off it



purchase at Amazon: Shrines

Sea of Bees

who: Julie-Ann Bee[guitar, bass, keyboards, voice]

from: Sacramento, Calif.

sound: expansive, lush, layered folk-pop. at times lovely, aching, wistful and aspiring.

album: Orangefarben, out now

label: Team Love Records

PR: Riot Act Media

my picks:

“Gone”—pain never sounded so gorgeous

“Give”—Bee’s stunning vocals with a funky beat

“Leaving”—striking cover of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

purchase at Amazon: Orangefarben

Laetitia Sadier

who: former singer for Stereolab (one of my favorite 90s bands)

from: the French singer resides in London, UK

sound: this solo album is much softer and more demure than the upbeat techno beats that Stereolab provided in the 90s. Reminds me of Autour de Lucie and April March.

album: Silencio, out now

purchase at Amazon: Silencio

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