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La Femme, Suicide Notes, Sex Crime 

When: Mon., April 7, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $10-12
On their debut album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, La Femme chose a title that only begins to scratch the surface in labeling their eclectic sound. Hailing from Biarritz, a beach city on the southwest coast of France, the group rode whatever waves the Bay of Biscay sent to their shore. Somewhere along the way, they unearthed a strong knack for Ventures-style surf-rock guitar. The band mixes that surf twang with eerie synths and theremin on the album's opener, "Antitaxi," giving Psycho Tropical Berlin a sci-fi bent out of the gate. Elsewhere, "Sur la Planche 2013" resembles the score to a '60s spy thriller, while "It's Time to Wake Up" slows things down to add a synth-driven krautrock groove to the mix. The vocals, mostly all in French, channel yé-yé pop with a cool French New Wave vibe, adding a unique flair to the band's mysterious sound. CHIPP TERWILLIGER


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