Friday 20 Nov // 20:00

AU REVOIR SIMONE

Innocent , Hip and new  —-   David Lynch

Lush electronic Hypno folk , Glorious synth led alt folk , Mishi Mishi’s answer to Arcade Fire — NME

Always Simple \ elegant \ and Ethereal   — Pitchfolkmedia.com 

Au Revoir Simone create Dreamy synth pop — Vogue magazine ( uk )

Melody Laden Loveliness  —  Q magazine

Just about everyone will love their music  — I-D magazine

Powered by vintage keyboards, a lockstep beat-box, and gorgeous, wide-eyed warbling, the Simones create make-out music for your inner android   — Spin

Genuinely Uplifting    —  Uncut

Swooning Electronic Pop    —  Guardian

 Au Revoir Simone makes dreamy electronic pop music using elemental materials: keyboards and voices braid together in a warm thrum of whirring machines and soft melodies.

Heather D’Angelo, Erika Forster and Annie Hart started getting together to play keyboards in Erika’s apartment in 2003. It wasn’t long before Erika’s living room was filled with vintage Casios and Yamahas rescued from garage sales, plus a beautiful wooden drum machine inherited from a movie set.

The girls were fascinated by how easily composing came to them when they were together. Sometimes each would bring in her own idea for a song, and they would all work together until they agreed it felt perfect. Other times, they would play until a song emerged from hours of experimentation.

Au Revoir Simone still writes songs in this highly collaborative manner. Because everyone plays the same instrument, the composing process can be more challenging than some may realize, but the band’s central motivation remains: music is magical. And playing it is a form of meditation — a blissful sensation that carries over to the listener.

The group left the living room in the winter of 2004 and played their first show opening for Erika’s keyboard teacher’s band at a club in the West Village. Encouraged by the fact that it was not a complete disaster, Annie, Heather and Erika played out more and more in and around New York City. After building a local reputation as an up and coming indie trio, Au Revoir Simone started out on a few mini-tours of the United States.

In 2005, the ladies released their debut album, Verses of Assurance, Comfort and Salvation. The album was released by Moshi Moshi in the U.K. and Rallye in Japan, and self-released in the U.S.  They also took their keyboard show on the international road, playing the Iceland Airwaves festival and a run of dates in the U.K. with Architecture in Helsinki.

In the summer of 2006, Au Revoir Simone toured the U.S. and the U.K. with fellow Brooklynites We Are Scientists. Playing live night after night helped them refine their live show.  The tours also gave Au Revoir Simone and We Are Scientists the chance to become close friends.

The next year saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, The Bird of Music. With a new record came more touring, this time with French duo Air and Sweden’s Peter Bjorn and John. Au Revoir Simone also embarked on their first headlining tours of the U.S., Europe and Japan.

In early 2008, the band took a break from touring and began writing new material. Produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Little Joy) and recorded in various studios between Brooklyn, NY, and Los Angeles, CA, the result is the group’s third album, Still Night, Still Light, released on the band’s own label, Our Secret Record Company.

Although it features songs written by all three members, the album has a strong thematic cohesion. The more expansive arrangements of The Bird of Music have given way to a new intimacy, one that cherishes reflection, seeking, questioning and losing one’s place on the page while looking for the right way home. It also juxtaposes some of the band’s quietest moments (the glacial grace of “The Last One”) with some of its most raucous (the dizzying exuberance of “Anywhere You Looked”). Still Night, Still Light captures the band at its most exposed, relying on keyboards, drum machines and effortless voices to create a folk record without folk instruments, one that hums with resilience and wonder.

Opener “Another Likely Story” dazzles with twinkling drones and fizzy synthetic hi-hats, while “Shadows” has a frenetic Fender Rhodes part paired with lyrics about escape. “Knight of Wands” shines with warbling organs and eagerly shares its ebullience. “We Are Here” is introspective, anchored by a kick-drum heartbeat and a glowing background pulse, and “Tell Me” sees Au Revoir Simone experimenting with tempo shifts more than ever before. With so many electronic components, the album gives off heat; within the songs lies a radiance that is instantly familiar.

Au Revoir Simone’s music has appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, the Justin Theroux film Dedication and in numerous other TV shows and movies. The band is especially excited to count David Lynch as a fan — Annie, Erika and Heather met the legendary director while performing at a book reading in New York City. Lynch later brought Au Revoir Simone to Paris to perform at the Fondation Cartier during an exhibition of his artwork.

In addition to their music, Annie, Heather and Erika are widely recognized for their inimitable sense of style and involvement in the fashion world. The band has appeared in features for periodicals such as Vogue and The New York Times Magazine, and has worked with fashion icons including Kate Spade, agnès b. and Isaac Mizrahi.

Au Revoir Simone harnesses simple musical pleasures in order to craft an enchanting 3D world of texture, narrative and sound. Like the dialogue in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure that inspired the group’s name, Au Revoir Simone’s music is the heartfelt result of the three girls following their dreams.

 

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