Pataphysical Graffiti

by Les Sans Culottes

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Recorded over almost two years, first in Detroit with Jim Diamond at the Ghetto Recorder and then with Travis Harrison at Serious Business Music in NYC, the band's newest release, ‘Pataphysical Graffiti (taken from a meeting of the Led Zeppelin magnum opus and the French "science" of 'pataphysics) is the band's strongest effort yet. It is 16 delicieuse tracks of rock en Francais comprised of everything from funky dance numbers such as “Le Biz” (a searing indictment of the music biz) and “Sartre et L’Homard” (reflecting the historical incident of the existential philospher’s mescaline hallucinations), to rockers like the politically-minded “If You See Something, Say Something” and “Hypocrite Lecteur” (tracing Hipsterism from Baudelaire to Warhol to Williamsburg), to 1960’s- style pop gems like “Où Est Où Est” and “Jour du Vélo” (Bicycle Day), to their high-life version of Serge Gainsbourg’s “N.Y., USA” and Jobim homage “Comme L’Amour,” and the punk-swinger “Hypermarché.”

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released September 6, 2011

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Les Sans Culottes Brooklyn, New York

The “seven-headed beast from the hard-scrabble streets of Menilmontant,” Brooklyn Francophonic rockers, Les Sans Culottes, borrowed their name from the ill-clad (i.e., long-trousered) citizen-soldiers of the French Revolution. The band's sound is a musical melange of French 60's pop rock icons, Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Dutronc, and British Invasion and American Girl Group styles. ... more

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