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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Limiñanas March 23, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The Limiñanas – a French duo, Marie Limiñanas on drums and vocals, Lio Limiñanas on much else. Their first record out as recently as 2010 and now on their sixth LP (do we call them that any longer?), last years Shadow People. I have to admit to really liking them.

They’re a sort of mix and match of psychedelia, post-punk, motorik and well, possibly French pop and soundtracks (at least according to Allmusic). They also have a penchant for welcoming guest collaborators. Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre – natch, but perhaps slightly more surprisingly, or not given their sound, Peter Hook as well as Emmanuelle Seigner and Bertrand Belin, and all these on Shadow People alone (though Hook turned up on 2016’s Malamore).

It’s great stuff, by turns soft and intense, booming reverbed drums contrasting with 1960s pop arrangements, melodic organ runs with fuzz guitar and looping basslines.

Got to admit had I heard this last year it would be up there my top 20 of albums from 2018. Instant classic. Long may they continue.

Istanbul is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)

The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)

Dimanche (feat Bertrand Belin)

Pink Flamingos

By the way kudos to them for this live rendition of the Lords of the New Church’s Russian Roulette.


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