Watch & Listen: France’s La Femme Make A Strange New Pop Music

This French combo has been around since 2010. They’ve made a bunch of singles and EPs but it’s only this spring that they released their first album, the brilliant and confounding, Psycho Tropical Berlin.

A few references: the Velvet Underground, “Secret Agent Man” spy music, psychedelia, electronic dance music of various types, Kraftwerk.

I got turned on La Femme by Brooklyn Vegan, a music blog that shares my approach to eating, and often points me to great music.

Below you can watch a selection of the group’s videos and, best of all, hear the entire em>Psycho Tropical Berlin album. Brooklyn Vegan says the group plan to tour the U.S. in 2014. Cool.

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