I know what you’re thinking: How is Eux Autres a throwback? I mean, Sun is Sunk just came out, and it’s incredible! All totally true. But Sun is Sunk is not what has been on heavy rotation in my house (I’d say medium rotation). No, dear friends, I am all of obsessed with an Eux Autres record, and it’s their very first record, Hell is Eux Autres that is a whopping 8 years old. I say that is throwback worthy, y’all!
Eux Autres, pronounced ooz-auh-tra for those Frenchily-challenged like myself, are very worthy. Last week, still reeling from seeing The Aislers Set live, I realized I cannot go the rest of my life listening to ONLY The Aislers Set (okay, maybe I can). I needed something similar, but something decidedly different, and in came Eux Autres. Actually, The Aislers Set’s drummer is provides one-half of the lead vocals! And did you know Janet Weiss produced this record? Star-studded!
Even those these babes are located way out in SF, they obviously are obsessed with French pop and the 1960s, and it shows. My favorite song on the record is “The Things They Carried” because I have never heard the Vietnam War portrayed in such a delicious, happy way before. “The Sundance Kid” is also a favorite. Heather Larimer has an adorable, buttery voice, and she is so pitch perfect sometimes that it almost makes anyone sound good singing along (*ahem* or just me… in my own head).
Eux Autres, “The Sundance Kid”