"A new generation of young and exciting French artists has blossomed in the last few years (M83, Cyann & Ben, Berg Sans Nipple, Sex in Dallas, Miss Kittin, Phoenix...). The Cars are the Stars, formerly Playdoh (the name was dropped for legal reasons), can now be counted among these acts. More a collective than a band per say since there is no 'leader' or one unique songwriter, The Cars are the Stars is a gathering of 7 individuals (6 musicians + 1 video artist). The Cars are the Stars delivers delicate, melodic and hypnotic electronic music with their second album Fragments. The lyrics, both in French and English, coupled with alternating male/female voices, are another appealing characteristic of the band. German minimal electronic music -- with a French touch -- meets classic indie-rock of the 90's. Melancholy and emotions are wonderfully expressed. Bands such as Hood, Boards of Canada, Bowery Electric, Superpitcher, The Notwist, Blonde Redhead, and Pavement have influenced the sound of The Cars are the Stars."
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