A link fell into my mailbox right before Christmas - two songs from the new album by Holden were posted on their Myspace. Fifth album Fantomatisme will be released in March. If you get a little Stereolab-ish when you read that title, listen to Mia. Second title Fin d'une manche is triphop-ish thanks to the vinyl-crackle, but lacks tension. Mia, on the other hand, is an early-evening dancefloor tune. Singer Armelle Pioline also guests on the upcoming new album by Bastien Lallemant. La Plage sounds like a Filles Sourires classic to me.
Holden - Mia
Bastien Lallemant & Armelle Pioline - La plage