Friday, July 25, 2008

Czech This Out: Miou Miou

Usually when I hear the words "French pop," I immediately imagine scenes of Japanese girls with green hair having brightly-colored martinis in a space-aged bar at the edge of the universe.

Anyone who has ever listened will know why. For those of you who haven't it's because ... it's just ... so spacey. Airy. Background music, but still listenable and irresistibly charming; even if you don't know French. Or maybe because you don't know French.

So it's a surprise to me to find a group making lush French pop to the beat of a different drummer; a far cry from Dmitri from Paris' outlandish sound, Miou Miou brings a more provincial, earthy feel; likely due to their Czech Republic upbringing.

It's even more evident in the utterly adorable video for "A l'été de la Saint-Martin '68."

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1 comment:

  1. I like the music. Itself. Alone.

    I am however, disturbed and confused by this video. Why are two young boys dragging a dead or unconscious girl around in a wagon? Because they are not dwarves and she is not exactly Cinderella. Though quite cute, I am still disturbed. Maybe that makes me weird. Maybe they're weird.
    Maybe I drank too much.

    No. No I can't drink too much. Wine is my friend and friends don't hurt each other like that.

    Ok, but they might make each other ramble on forever over a video that was relatively entertaining, if somewhat disturbing at the same time.

    I have to feed my dog.