May 05, 2008

Eux Autres

Spring is always a beautiful moment for a fresh musical crush. This year, with the first days of sunshine, butterflies and t-shirts came an overwhelming love for the adorable brother-and-sister duo Eux Autres, from Portland. I already posted a song here, but they need a full post. Yes they do.

New album 'Cold city' is filled with jangly gems full of infectious hooks and great melodies, with boy and girl vocals that are sweet without getting too twee. Eux Autres are blending French pop with garage rock in such an addictive way that I've been playing it almost non-stop since the record arrived in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. They sound like a sunny Beat Happening with a touch of the more addictive aspects of Belle & Sebastian and The Vaselines mixed in, and yes that's a good thing.

A couple of years ago (2004) they released 'Hell is Eux Autres' which sadly didn't reach my ears back then, because that album too is as frech and addictive as it gets. Especially 'Other girls' is a classic song to fall in love with and never leave.

Download (Mediafire)
1. Other girls
2. The Sundance kid
3. When I'm up

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