Taking their name from a souvenir t-shirt given to singer Xavier Boyer's dad back in 1980, these four Parisians have found some truly inviting ways to carve great pop from melancholy and longing. The charismatic Boyer and bandmates Mederic Gontier, Sylvain Marchand and Pedro Resende, a band since '95, are working out some heavy stuff through some unshakeable hooks. Together, they have managed to grab the attention of most of Paris and will soon do the same in Tokyo, London and Anytown, USA. Xavier and bassist Pedro met back in 1993 at the University of Rouen and connected, as the story goes, based on their love of music. Both gentlemen were heavily entrenched in their love of '60s pop, particularly British artists, (Beatles, Zombies, and especially, The Kinks), as well as their more recent faves Olivia Tremor Control, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, the Cardigans and Eggstone. In addition, there are the palpable obscure influences of such artists as The Left Banke and The Buckinghams, fairly unfamiliar to most of the band's ravenous fan base, but certainly revered by many an audiophile. This CD includes the heartbeat video for your PC as well as a previously unreleased bonus track!
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