Paris is steeped heavily in electronic music, and has been for a long time. Somewhere in-between the dance pop and electro-pop acts, a band like La Femme exists. Billed as a psych punk rock band, they’re more like an avant-indie kraut induced darkwave act that we can’t seem to get enough of. Their live shows are unrivaled, much like aesthetic art shows with incredibly powerful music being performed at the same time. The band has actually been in the U.S, all across the country and at festivals including FYF back when it was still a thing. You may not know who they are, but after you hear their latest “track,” we promise you won’t soon forget them either.
We say “track”in quotes, because it’s a twenty minute long song that has so many openings and closings, that it’s like an E.P. more than a single song. “Runway” is so much more than just a song with a long run time, it’s art disguised as music, and it’s wonderful that still exists in today’s “stream all you want for free” world. With touches of kraut rock and darkwave nuances, there are moments where they remind you of bands as surface level as Daft Punk, or as no wave as Clipd Beaks, much like a modern day version of Kraftwerk. It’s all beautiful, no matter how you hear it or what you take away from it.
You can stream “Runway”on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all digital shops, or you can purchase the music of La Femme directly from their web store. La Femme does not have any tour dates scheduled as of yet for this year.
Image Credits: Photo by Jonathan Witt.