I’m Fresh! You’re Pretty! aka Je suis fraiche tu es mignonne is a trio who love Weezer, Daft Punk, 80 synths and like to cover new and old tunes. Their sound is like an update of eponymous French 80s band Indochine. On their Soundcloud page you can listen to their version of Gainsbourg’s Je suis venu te dire, to La Femme’s Sur la Planche and to this cool Christmas song:
I’ve been collecting odd Christmas tracks for about ten years (and blogging about it on this blog), and every year I’m surprised about who recorded what. I mean, check this video. 80s Gothic queen Siouxsie Sioux plus part time Banshees-member Robert Smith miming miserably to original French carol ‘Il est né le divin enfant’ (He is born the divine Christ Child). This was a b-side to the Melt!-single in 1982.
And what about Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, best known for his both brilliant and furious If I Had A Rocket Launcher? On his 1993 ‘Christmas’ album he sang ‘Anges Dans Nos Campagnes’ (Angels we have heard on high), a carol dating back to the 18th century: