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[LOOK] La Femme, Young Ejecta
Live @ LPR

When I first encountered La Femme at SXSW earlier this year, the French band had just discovered the Tumblr neologism “fuck yeah” and were embracing the expression wholeheartedly.

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Seven months later, that enthusiasm shows no signs of flagging as they drove NYC’s (Le) Poisson Rouge wild last night. Once the crowdsurfing started–no less than two songs in–it barely let up, with singer/keyboardist Marlon Magnée getting in on plenty of the action himself. The sheer urgency of tracks like “Sur La Planche” and “Antitaxi” was on full display, as La Femme’s psychedelic take on surf rock swelled to its most expansive potential. Onstage, the sextet treads the fine line between total control and going totally unhinged, and the results are compelling across all language barriers.

La Femme are about to rerelease their LP Psycho Tropical Berlin on cassette via Burger Records, though previews of new songs “Télégraphe” and “Marie” earned a hearty “fuck yeah” from the audience, hinting that fresh material is on its way. Also performing were Joel Ford’s dream-pop project Young Ejecta, raucous pop-rockers Charly Bliss, and goofball rap trio Tiny Leg, who joined La Femme during the encore to drop a few verses on “From Tchernobyl With Love.”

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text by: Katie Chow










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