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Today Montreal’s Duchess Says have announced the release date for their forthcoming third LP, Sciences Nouvelles, with the premiere of their single “I Repeat Myself”. The album, their follow up to to their 2011 effort, In a Fung Day T!, is set to be released on Bonsound and Slovenly Recordings on October 14th.
Recorded in their newly built Montreal studio, the track typifies the LP’s tightly-wound, goth-influenced synth punk, with vocalist Annie-Claude Deschênes delivering a ferocious performance, over a frenetic analog synth arrangement that’s as indebted to the aesthetics of John Carpenter and Dario Argento as it is to the primordial new wave of Devo, the esoteric electronics of DAF, and the anarchic no wave of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks.
In support of the release the band have announced tour dates in North America and Europe with Guerilla Toss, Future Punx and Belgian new wavers Le Prince Harry. Details can be found below.
Duchess Says was formed in Montreal by members of an obscure religious organization known as the Church of Budgerigars. Composed of Annie-Claude Deschênes (vocals, guitar, keytar), Ismael Tremblay (keyboard, guitar), Phillipe Clément (guitar, gass) and Simon Besré (drums), the group aspire to ensure the faithful representation of the message of The Duchess, their spiritual leader, through “a precise artistic dialogue.”
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Duchess Says’ new record, Sciences Nouvelles, is streaming today ahead of it’s release on Bonsound and Slovenly Recordings this Friday October 14th. The album…Read More
Duchess Says recently premiered the video for “I Repeat Myself”. The track is the second single from their forthcoming full length, Sciences Nouvelles, available…Read More
Today Montreal’s Duchess Says have announced the release date for their forthcoming third LP, Sciences Nouvelles, with the premiere of their single “I Repeat…Read More