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HCFM: Au Revoir Simone

July 9, 2010

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll have noticed that very few HCFM posts feature anything serious, sombre or sorrowful. I suppose I should probably go ahead and take credit for that. I tend to lean towards Junior Senior and away from Elliott Smith. There, I said it. I just don’t like sad music.

Au Revoir Simone is one of those lucky bands that helps the terminally cheerful indulge their serious sides. Classics like “Sad Song” and “Only You Can Make You Happy” hold all the structure, synth and vocal harmonies present in chipper party music while the lyrics attest to a slightly darker view of the world and human relations.

If you’re into tunes with thematic contradictions (and who isn’t from time to time?) check out Au Revoir Simone at the Great American Music Hall tomorrow! Show at 9, $16. Openers include Social Studies and Alexa Wilding

Au Revoir Simone “Sad Song” from may redding on Vimeo.

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