Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Autre Ne Veut's self-titled LP has slowly become one of my most anticipated records of the late Summer, bits and pieces of it revealing themselves slowly leading up to the first week of September.
First there was Triangle Records' Let Me Shine For You Lindsay Lohan tribute EP, where ANV killed a version of "Bossy." Then Olde English Spelling Bee followed with a couple videos, first the clip for "OMG" which is essentially the song playing over the lead-in to some sort of porn (we'll call it NSFW).
OESB then dropped the hypnotic "Soldier," which is appropriately paired with Luke Wyatt's disorienting "Video Mulch." This may be his more forward-thinking song I've heard. While "OMG" and the preview of "Drama Cum Drama" on his Myspace are easily traceable to R&B and synth-pop ancestors, "Soldier" is a bit more dense, sort of reminds me of what Games remixing Balam Acab might sound like.
Autre Ne Veut is out September 3 on Upstairs CDR/Olde English Spelling Bee.
There's also "New Depth," which you can stream from Pitchfork.