French pop purveyors Tahiti 80 have let loose a video for “Darlin” – the first single off their forthcoming new album The Past, The Present, & The Possible (Feb 22nd; Human Sounds). The track is also out now on the Darlin EP, which includes remixes of the song by the likes of John Talabot and Jimmy Edgar. T80 will be hitting the road for some US dates in March, and have just added some SXSW shows to the run.
Tahiti 80 whip up a danceable mix of live instrumentation and electronic sounds filled with breezy melodies and intoxicating grooves. The band’s debut album, Puzzle, was released by Minty Fresh in the U.S. in 1999, and was critically acclaimed as a refreshingly upbeat nod to late 60s West Coast pop (particularly the Beach Boys). The album also placed Tahiti 80 squarely in the center of the “French Pop Invasion” that was hitting the U.S., along with fellow French bands Phoenix and Air (most notably). The band has been relentlessly productive ever since, having released an astounding ten EP’s and The Past, The Present & The Possible marking their sixth full-length album.
Tahiti 80 US Tour Dates:
03/09: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey (11:30 PM)
03/10: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (11:00 PM)
03/12: San Diego, CA @ Bar POink (10:30PM)
03/13: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (10:45 PM)
03/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (10:00 PM)
03/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW (512 Rooftop, set time TBA)
03/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW (Klub Krucial, 5:00PM)
03/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW (French BUREX Party Brush Square, 5:00PM)
Darlin EP Track List:
1. Darlin' (Adam & Eve song)
2. Darlin' (John Talabot's Obscuro Baile Remix)
3. Darlin' (Jacob And The Appleblossom Remix)
4. Darlin' (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
5. Darlin' (Arandel Remix)
Check out Xavier Boyer of Tahiti 80 on The Untz Podcast - Episode 50.
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