woensdag 29 juli 2009

Les Handclaps

A guitar, a laptop, a farfisa and a blonde cross-eyed singer. What else do you need, really, to start a band? Les Handclaps from Montreal play electro-pop-yeye, and have songs in English, German, French and Spanish. If you've been to Le One Night Stand parties in New York, you've heard or seen 'm. Their first album is out now, and sports a good cover of the Charlotte Leslie-classic Les filles c'est fait (see video here). Handclaps-single Cacti are delicious fruit is a good example of their sound and their energy (video).

I accidentally did not post the Charlotte Leslie version, but I've uploaded that one now. Added (thanks JW) is a mashup with a Fatboy Slim-sample.

Les Handclaps - Les filles c'est fait...
Charlotte Leslie - Les filles c'est fait...
Les Handclaps - Cacti are delicious fruit
ComaR - Les filles c'est fait...(Funk Soul Brother remix)

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Was it necessary to point out a physical quality the singer might have a bit of a complex about? And what does the way her eyes look have to do with their music? Completely irrelevant...

  2. i agree with the above comment..very unnecessary to mention any physical traits..it's about the music isn't it? :(

  3. Since when is 'cross-eyed' a derogatory term? I think she's very charming! In case you haven't noticed, I do NOT post about bands or artists to make fun of them (unless, of course, it's Celine Dion)

  4. ..i don't think 'cross-eyed' is derogatory or that it was meant that way..just that it might hurt a feeling or two..