French Disco

French Disco

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French Disco creates atmospheric guitar pop, weaving sonic textures of effects-laden guitar feedback & riffs, trance inducing grooves and female vocals reminiscent of Nico.

Biography

French Disco was formed in 2004 in San Francisco when guitarist Sean Smith recruited Myriam de la Jara as a vocalist for a music project that grew very quickly within the next few months. By January 2005, French Disco was the opening band at its first San Francisco show at Bottom of the Hill and since then has played at other respected clubs such as Cafe du Nord and the Rickshaw Stop, supporting bands such as Oranger, Rykarda Parasol, Ariel Pink, Jeans Team, and The Moog.

French Disco is now formed by Sean, Myriam, Jason, John, and Randy and has released 3 EPs, Twilight Idols (2005), Icon (2006), and Mirror Stage (2007). Just recently released, Mirror Stage shows off French Disco's sound, an atmospheric landscape of layered guitars, driving drumbeats, and restrained vocals, with lyrics that are sometimes sung in French.

The band is currently working on new material to record a new EP in the summer of 2009.

Lyrics

Dots and Circles

Written By: French Disco

Life moves faster than the blink of an eye
Jet planes follow me places that I've never been before
My hands are stained with the passion inks of time
And somewhere is a blank page held by these filthy hands

Connect the dots and join the concentric circles
Connect the dots and join the concentric circles
And if that pill seems strange, place it on your tongue and swallow anyway...

My single line of black ink finds a way to the corner and back again
My single line of black ink finds a way to the corner and back again
And it seems so strange I see those colors fade away

Connect the dots and join the concentric circles
Connect the dots and join the concentric circles
And if that pill seems strange, place it on your tongue and swallow anyway...

Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory

Written By: French Disco

Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory
Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory
Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory

Peinture sur plastique
Fleur d'argent
Glace sophistiquee
Peinture sur plastique

Sensation
Sensation
Sensation
Les hommes sont femmes dessinant des hommes

Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory
Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory
Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory

Peinture sur plastique
Fleur d'argent
Glace sophistiquee
Peinture sur plastique

Irresistible mind control
Manufacture sensation
Feel the pulse in every situation

Introduction (translation)

Written By: French Disco

Every page is an introduction
Every page is an illusion
Stop what you're doing
Time passes, it's so strange

The church choirs are corrupted
The church choirs are all corrupted
The church choirs are all corrupted

Discography

Twilight Idols EP (2005)
ICON EP (2006)
Mirror Stage EP (2007)

Set List

We have 30 to 60 minutes of original music in our set list.