One of my favourite bands, Au Revoir Simone have just announced their follow up to their 2007 Bird of Music. Titled Still Night, Still Light, it is due to be released on 19th May. Their dreamy, folky vocals are what I listen to when feeling pensive or on a Sunday morning when I want to listen to something soulful, my favourite song from their last album being Dark Halls. Also, their being quintessentially 'Lula girls' doesn't hurt too! See nme.com for track listing details.
But for those of you not already familiar with this sweet girl band, the following piece from the New York Times sums them pretty well and also gives us a rundown on their gorgeous outfits too.
Left: Erika Forster - Alexander Wand romper; Larkspur & Hawk necklace
Middle: Annie Hart - Roberto Cavalli blouse; Jill Stuart skirt; Lulu Frost and Alexis Bittar necklaces; Belmacz ring
Bottom: Heather D'Angelo - Brian Reyes camisole and headband; Dior by John Galliano slip; Max Azria shorts; David Yuman ring; Lulu Frost bracelet
Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster, Annie Hart and Heather D'Angelo are know for folky keyboard lullabies suited for night drives and long, solitary walks. On their latest album, "The Bird of Music", the Brooklyn-based trio conjure the ghosts of AM radio past. But for an act that relies almost exclusively on vintage synthesizers and drum machines (all three members play keyboards and sing), the sound is remarkably organic and decidedly old-fashioned. Twee musical musings about embracing the sunshine and measuring the nighttime starts that could easily become too precious for words are tempered with a note of melancholy.