Published Oct 17, 2008Male hipsters take note: if you're looking to score with any of the three gals in Le Corps Mince de Françoise, well, you'd better lose the Ray Ban wayfarers. That's the message of this ultra-fly new trio from Helsinki, Finland.
Yeah, Helsinki. It's been a while since the Fins have dropped something this spectacular on us, and Le Corps Mince de Françoise are certainly just that: Finnish and spectacular. Take a dash of Yelle's biting rhymes (translated, of course), a smidge of Le Tigre's earlier snotty dance punk, a sprinkle of ESG's sisterly love, a touch of Junior Senior's campy nonsense, a sample of M.I.A.'s confidence, and CSS's adorable spin on broken English, and you still don't quite have Le Corps Mince de Françoise, but it's close.
Having already made a splash in the blogosphere with singles "Cool and Bored" and "Bitch of the Bitches," the "three daughters of Sitting Bull," or Emma, Mia and Malin, if you will, are set to release their next single on October 29 through the New Judas label.
"Ray-Ban Glasses" is just the sort of kitschy cool anthem to not only seduce hipsters but also convince them to switch eyewear. Using a tropical vibe with some booming bass akin to Diplo or High Places' live show, they bop around droppin' bombs like "Not impressed... Ray Bans off and you will be mine/I won't date a guy if he's still wearing Ray Ban glasses." Ouch. Word is that their live show kills. I can only imagine the type of example they can make out of some hapless Ray Ban supporter while they do this number.
Le Corps Mince de Françoise "Ray-Ban Glasses"