Published Mar 24, 2016DTCV (an appropriately sleuth-like pseudonym pronounced "detective") brings together the creative endeavours of French musician Lola G. and novelist, screenwriter and former Guided By Voices guitarist James Greer. The pair are set to unleash their latest LP Confusion Moderne next month, but before it arrives, Exclaim! is bringing you the premiere of album cut "L.A. Boum!"
Aligning with what the duo describe as "Françoise Hardy fronting Buzzcocks," the project is an amalgamation of Lola G.'s francophone lyricism with retro pop, garage rock and post-punk sounds. The musical metaphors continue on the new track, which Lola G. likens to a "surrealist punk rock poem" delivered in the style of "the Clash fronted by France Gall."
It was inspired by a 1938 French tune by Charles Trenet called "Boum!" as evidenced in the title and lyrics, and you can hear the exciting blend of influences converge on "L.A. Boum!" right now in the player below.
Confusion Moderne arrives on April 8 via Xemu/Lolipop.