French Disko

It’s a video only day today- I’m doing this on the run and haven’t time to rip and stuff.

C from Sun Dried Sparrows left a comment on my Timothy J Fairplay/Editors post mentioning Stereolab and everybody needs a little Stereolab in their lives, especially the mighty French Disko played live on The Word (you’ll have to put up with a couple of seconds of Terry Christian first). The driving indie guitars and droning keyboards, Letitia’s vocals- pop and experimental in one handy package and a real highlight from the early 90s.

C pointed me towards Editors cover version which is driving and Joy Division-esque and, hey, actually pretty good.

And it turns out that Scandinvian aces Raveonettes cover it too, as seen here at Austin, Texas in 2008.

 

Honesty

I don’t know much about the band Editors- I see their name about and they seem to be on the TV occasionally, one of those groups who say they’re influenced by Joy Division and have a doomy sound. For some reason Timothy J Fairplay did a remix of their song honesty. It’s a haunting, electronic affair with some nice bleepy bits. In all honesty, I could do with an instrumental version.