Thursday, January 18, 2007
A few weeks ago I visited a French music blog/online magazine and found a musician I hadn't seen anywhere else here on the domestic blog front. François Virot, at around the time we reviewed his music, entered into the mainstream Les Inrock's controversial CQFD 2007 band competition and was doing quite well. His fortune continues in good measure and after our brief communication here online, I consider him a very cool person. The one thing I neglected to mention was that another band, which also had a final spot in the CQFD 2007 competition, is well worth a listen as well. The first thing that leaped out at me as today's featured song took shape is how similar the vocals are to those of classic 80s frontman Dave Wakeling of The Beat. You could probably draw another comparison to The Jam (had they been from Sweden) if PacoVolume's voice were just an octave lower.
PacoVolume is the the incredibly catchy indie pop project of an artist of the same name from Paris, France. He composes and records all of the music, playing the instruments himself as well in true DIY fashion. For the purpose of live performance, he calls upon the support of fellow musicians Henry Caraguel (guitar), David Argellies (bass), Kim Stanislas Giani (keyboard, percussion) and Hugo Berrouet (drums). Since the PacoVolume website is currently under construction, you will want to take a peek at the PacoVolume MySpace page where you will find more great music. PacoVolume has a 2006, full length release titled Manhattan Baby and has recently signed to Discograph (also under construction) so you might want to check out the Discograph Myspace for updated information. The next live performance will be held at La Flèche d'Or in Paris next Monday, January 22nd.
MP3: Cookie Machine
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