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As you will know from our time in the store. We are always on the lookout for new music to accompany us on our journey through our day. And so we thought we'd share with you a sample of what we've been listening to in the last 12 months.
Juniore is an all girl, French indie-pop band with a sound that makes you feel like you're in a late-night, back street Parisian nightclub. It's raw, sultry and makes you want to drink wine and smoke Gitanes. Their most recent album, Un, Deux, Trois, is the best for me. But if you like that, you'll enjoy their earlier work too.
Sault (not to be confused with a heavy metal band of the same name) are a band shrouded in mystery. So far the only information available is that they are a British soul-funk collective. Their first two albums "5" and "7" are superbly produced, powerful and very much of the time. A must listen.
Hailing from Houston, Texas. Khruangbin is an American musical trio composed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. on drums. The name Khruangbin is actually a Thai word meaning airplane and came from the band's initial inspiration, 60's Thai music.
Their mostly instrumental music finds its inspiration from the four corners of the globe. They wear wigs, hardly sing and are always totally chilled.
Anything by them is good, even their cover version of the Charlie Brown classic "Christmas time is here" by Vince Guaraldi is wonderful, but you might as well start with their first album, The Universe Smiles Upon You.