French sextet Tahiti 80 are gearing up to release their new full-length, The Past, The Present & The Possible, but first the ever-prolific group will drop the Darlin EP on January 31st (both will be released on their own label, Human Sounds). The band is offering one of the EP’s track for free, a banging remix of “Darlin” by Detroit-based producer Jimmy Edgar, who has released music on Warp Records and K7 Records. You can also catch them on the road on a brief US tour this March, when the band hits Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
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 Possiblemarking their sixth full-length album.
Xavier Boyer, lead singer and guitarist for Tahiti 80, will be on the The Untz Podcast next week.
Darlin-Jimmy Edgar Remix
US Tour Dates:
03/09: Chicago, IL @ The Abbey (11:30 PM)
03/10, New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (11:00 PM)
03/13: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (10:45 PM)
03/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (10:00 PM)
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