Les Calamités

Born Bad Records put out a compilation of the great French indie band Les Calamités, France’s answer to The Go-Go’s, Blondie, We’ve Got a Fuzzbox & We’re Gonna Use It, and other female fronted, guitar-driven bands from the 80s. Also new on Born Bad, this album by La Femme.

Pi Ja Ma

Third time Pi Ja Ma appears on this blog, and we’re VERY excited ’bout the album coming up. This duet is a fine taster:

Sugar Candy Mountain

Sugar Candy Mountain is a duo from Oakland California, dubbed as the Bonnie & Clyde of psych pop. They recorded 3 Gainsbourg covers for THIS blog. Now, Requiem pour un con gets an official release on all platforms. Ash Reiter’s French pronunciation is not perfect, but the mood and vibe make up for that:

Thais

One of the most interesting voices in French pop. New single. Huge Vanessa P vibes.

Marie Pierre Arthur

A longtime staple on this blog, Canadian singer MPA. We know she can sing softly, soothing. We know she can make brilliant rock songs. Yacht rock, even. But did we ever hear MP so LOUDLY?!

Carla Chanelle

Great find by longtime FS-friend Frans Stoele, this breezy track by Carla Chanelle (Charlotte Béland). From an even breezier EP, just released. I must say, with a pseudonym like ‘Carla Chanell’ you might expect a pastiche or even parody, but the songs are really sunny and sweet.

La Bronze

Not for the faint-hearted. Comes with a trigger warning.