DTCV (DETECTIVE) was born late at night at a party in the Hollywood Hills mansion of a film producer, where novelist, screenwriter and guitarist James Greer (Guided By Voices guitarist) met Lola G., French dilettante in the L.A. stoner/garage scene. Lola and James started a conversation about Super-Fuzz pedals and decided to form a band, named DETECTIVE after a Godard film and later shortened to DTCV to avoid confusion with homicide news on the Internet.
Soon DTCV quickly had enough songs to record several albums. A first EP, Basket of Masks, was recorded in the Oakland warehouse of garage prodigy Greg Ashley (The Gris-Gris, King Khan), followed by the album However Strange released on Burger Records in 2012. After a year of touring, they released Hilarious Heaven (Xemu Records, 2013), an ambitious double album recorded by stoner legend Steve Kille of Dead Meadow.
In 2015, while listening to Clifton Chenier’s French Zydeco and the Nouvelle-Vague-inspired Brian Jonestown Massacre album Musique de film imaginé, Lola felt an urge to write songs in her native tongue and a new album, Confusion Moderne was recorded with psych guru Joel Jerome. The result is a mix of classic French pop, garage, 60s yé-yé, and DTCV’s own signature post-punk inflections that the band likes to call “Françoise Hardy fronting Buzzcocks.” Entirely written in French (with the exception of Greer’s corruscating screed against the domestication of rock “We Aren’t the Champions”), Confusion Moderne comes out in France via the revolutionary underground collective La Souterraine* in February 2016 and will be released in America on April 8th by Xemu and Lolipop Records. DTCV will also be on tour most of 2016 in support of their new album, starting with a European tour late February.
CONFUSION MODERNE – TRACKLISTING
01. Histoire seule
03. L.A. Boum
04. Bourgeois Pop
05. L’Accord parfait
06. Capital ennui
07. We Aren’t the Champions
08. Impossible (Yeah)
09. Soleil 2666
02.17 – Astra Stube – Hamburg, Germany
02.18 – 8MM Bar – Berlin, Germany
02.19 – Electron – Breda, Netherlands
02.20 – Gleiss 22 – Münster, Germany
02.23 – Sotto La Sacrestia – Milan, Italy
02.24 – Aux Bons Sauvages – Lyon, FR
02.25 – La Gargouille – Chambon-sur-Lignon
02.26 – Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
02.27 – Olympic Café – Paris, FR