We’re back on tour

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Happy New Year!

A quick note to wish you all a very happy new year! We’ve been busy these past few months touring to promote our newest album, Move In Spectrums, and are so looking forward to continuing to share our music with the world in 2014.

Our first destination is Japan from January 13 to the 19th, making stops in Tokyo, Niigata, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Nagoya. Getting the chance to reconnect with our fans and our favorite Japanese foods is already a highlight of this upcoming year.

February finds us heading back to Europe for a three-week tour, playing cities we traveled to recently (like London, Berlin & Paris–we cant go to Europe and not play Paris!) as well as some new cities (Bonjour, Toulon!).

After that tour, we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be back in the US supporting Broken Bells and their magical new album, After The Disco. Bring your dancing shoes!

Lastly, we’re working on a remix album that will be out this spring, featuring re-imaginings of our songs by David Lynch, Todd Rundgren, and many others. We’ll keep you posted more about that in the upcoming months.

Thank you for your love and support. Happy New Year!

Annie, Erika & Heather

 


Thrifting with Au Revoir Simone

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Follow the girls thrifting at a local store before the Chicago show here at Rookie Magazine

Style Files: Tour Looks with Au Revoir Simone

Annie, Heather and Erika at the Radio.com studios for the Style Files Series. Check out the entire article here.



Interview at Leffingeleuren Festival

A video from our EU tour for all of you who missed us:

Leffingeleuren // Interview // Au Revoir Simone from Villa Bota on Vimeo.

Move in Spectrums is Out Now

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Our new album Move in Spectrums came out on September 23. You can buy it in our shop here, or via iTunes here.

“Crazy” Video Premiere

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We re-made one of our ALL TIME favorite movies in our new video for “Crazy” out TODAY! We had the best time being punk rockers and downtown 80′s weirdos. Watch it here or in our VIDEOS page!

“Crazy” Track Premiere

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Preview our new song below & preorder our album on iTunes to get an instant download of this single: http://bit.ly/arsmoveinspectrums

“Somebody Who” Video Premiere

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Our new video for “Somebody Who” has been premiered by SPIN.COM.  Go see what they have to say about it or watch it on our VIDEOS page.  

“Somebody Who” Premiered on Pitchfork

Pitchfork premiered the first single from Move in Spectrums.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15668-somebody-who/

Move In Spectrums (September 24th, 2013; Instant Records)

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Brooklyn, NY’s Au Revoir Simone will release their first album in four years, Move In Spectrums, on September 24th, 2013 on the newly revived Instant Records. Produced by Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht, Move In Spectrums is the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Still Night, Still Light. The album’s first single, “Somebody Who,” has premiered today via Pitchfork - give it a listen!

There are, of course, the obvious questions surrounding this album, such as: where have the three immensely talented, keyboard-wielding women of Au Revoir Simone – Heather D’Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart – been? Why have they not released an album since 2009? What’s this new album like anyway – has their sound changed? Obviously, we’ve got some answers for you.

Following the self-release of their two well-loved albums, The Bird of Music and Still Night, Still Light, Au Revoir Simone simply felt they needed a break. They had toured all over the world, been involved in exciting collaborations with the likes of French band Air and Johnny Marr, and became the favorite band of legendary director David Lynch in the process. They tirelessly gave their all to audiences around the globe, filling rooms from Tokyo to Reykjavik, from Montreal to Sao Paolo. And when the touring cycle ended, they decided to each take their own path, unsure where the band would end up in the process.

For Heather, this meant finishing an environmental biology degree at Columbia University that she had started around the time of the band’s inception. For Erika, this meant releasing a gorgeous solo album under her name, Erika Spring. For Annie, this meant touring with the likes of Uninhabitable Mansions and Pursesnatchers. Projects and collaborations, such as scoring a short film by Giada Colagrande for Miu Miu, would come up and bring the girls back together again, but for the most part, the future of Au Revoir Simone was unclear.

Individually, they started writing again, collecting vintage keyboards again, focusing on the incredible power of sounds and sine waves again. Eventually, they shared their creations with each other; the result produced the sort of excitement and magical chemistry that has always marked the friendship between these three ladies. They started playing together again, with all level of sonic experimentation happening, until they realized they were actually making a record. What commenced after that was the most intense, collective songwriting of their lives, revising and revamping every keyboard and vocal line until each song had a certain luster that matched the intensity and sheen of the band’s own passions. The result is Move In Spectrums, an album that – like its title – creates different melodic textures and aural colors via the finest songs Au Revoir Simone have ever recorded. One listen to Move In Spectrums confirms what you already knew but didn’t know how to say – that you missed this band and you’re damn glad that they’re back.

Rather than self-releasing in the U.S. as they had always done, the band decided to partner with newly revived record label Instant Records, spearheaded by music industry master Richard Gottehrer. Gottehrer, a legendary producer, songwriter, and record executive, named the label after his original production company from the 1970s, which saw him producing the likes of Blondie, the Go-Gos, Joan Armatrading, and many more. The Instant Records of 2013 focuses on bringing innovative female recording artists to the forefront of the music scene, and few artists fit that description as well as the women of Au Revoir Simone.

Track listing for Move In Spectrums:
1. More Than
2. The Lead Is Galloping
3. Crazy
4. We Both Know
5. Just Like a Tree
6. Somebody Who
7. Gravitron
8. Boiling Point
9. Love You Don’t Know Me
10. Hand Over Hand
11. Let the Night Win
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Jen Appel // Jaclyn Ulman – 212-246-2640
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