La Femme: Amour Dans Le Motu

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Armed with their 2013 debut album named Psycho Tropical Berlin, La Femme are hitting North America and shaking things up, including performances at SXSW. And within the first 10 seconds of their song “Amour Dans Le Motu,” we were hooked. There isn’t a traditional verse-chorus-bridge structure going on, just some jams that blend Arcade Fire with Stereolab and bit of cold futuristic surf rock (showing off their Biarritz, France beach town roots). The music video is tinged with red lighting and is another adventure of its own and, if that doesn’t bewitch you, the sampled flutes and arpeggiated synths will.