Posts Tagged ‘Nikolai Fraiture’

July 15, 2015
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It’s always exciting when members from different fantastic bands come together to form a supergroup, though the resulting music isn’t always as spectacular as the stuff from their original bands. Summer Moon’s With You Tonight, however, is an example of when it really works well. Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, Lewis Lazar, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, and Like’s Tennessee Thomas come together as Summer Moon to dole out a muggy dance rock jangler, heavily imbued with a funking, whimsical groove. It reminds me of Modest Mouse’s more uptempo offerings, but drenched in disco flavored, flushed pluckiness. This one’s fit for a very good twirl around the room.

June 12, 2014
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If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Mazzy Star and The Strokes met up in the middle, and then were washed over with a sheen of dreamy pop, this cover of classic Fade Into You is the perfect answer. Brooklyn band Au Revoir Simone offered up the cover, and on it is featured the Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture. Post punk dreamy synthpop Mazzy Star? Why not? It still carries that bittersweet beauty of the original, but with such glorious shades of 80’s new wave. The track was recorded at Downtown Studios this past February, during one of New York’s crazy blizzards. It’s always awesome to hear the music that comes out of these situations, when artists have to hole up during storms.

June 12, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139145627/stream?secret_token=s-p4dx4?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Mazzy Star and The Strokes met up in the middle, and then were washed over with a sheen of dreamy pop, this cover of classic Fade Into You is the perfect answer. Brooklyn band Au Revoir Simone offered up the cover, and on it is featured the Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture. Post punk dreamy synthpop Mazzy Star? Why not? It still carries that bittersweet beauty of the original, but with such glorious shades of 80’s new wave. The track was recorded at Downtown Studios this past February, during one of New York’s crazy blizzards. It’s always awesome to hear the music that comes out of these situations, when artists have to hole up during storms.