Album – Hell is Eux Autres – Eux Autres

Posted by admin on February 24th, 2006

Well before the horse is even out of the gate, I should say that this isn’t your usual common or garden band. Born in Omaha and based in Portland, Eux Autres is a brother and sister duo, Heather and Nicholas Larimer, who sing an infectious brand of 60’s French pop. This is something a little different, but as they say “Variety is the spice of life”, and a little bit of what you fancy, does you good, but enough of my private life. What about the album?

For me this has a real 90’s/60’s vibe happening. Both styles are fused to give a very contemporary feel. Although a simply produced album, it really has an intimate sound. Track one gives you a chance to dust off your high school French, which in my case is quite a few years old, but I could have sworn I heard a grapefruit. The second track “Other Girls” is an absolute doozy. It’s very simple, but boy is it catchy. It’ll have you humming the tune all day. A relatively short album, with just 9 tracks, it does however still manage to waft in like a breathe of fresh air.

At times sounding like a sort of Jan and Dean surf song and then bam, it’s the Shangri-Las. For musical influences, it’s all over the place, but that’s half the charm of this eclectic album, you never know what’s going to be served up next.

Conclusion : Yes this is something a little different, but give it a chance, it really as that spark of originality and freshness.

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