Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nuit Noire

Nuit Noire
7" EP
(Drakkar Productions, 2002)

Nuit Noire are the world's greatest fäerical blasting punk band. I started listening to them when I found their second album, Infantile Espieglery, in a used CD store near my house. Something about the raw, frantic, screaming, almost naïve sound of them really drew me in. The fact that they're a duo certainly helped, too. Oh, and that the handwritten text on the cover looked like it'd been written on notebook paper by a little girl. And they're French, like toast, Jacques Tati, camembert and S.V.E.S.T. And they write lots of songs about fäeries.

Today's song is the title track from their first non-cassette release (they're released three demoes and a split tape with the band Arkham prior), a mighty fine three songer called Lutina.

NOTA BENE: Their first new release since 2007 is just out, and is way limited. It's another 7" EP, Delïrant Fantäesy, and only 200 copies were pressed. It can be ordered direct from the (US based) label, Seedstock Records, or from leader Tenebras himself (details are on their MySpace).

3 biased opinions:

Ambassador MAGMA said...

This is fucking fantastic! How are the French so good at this?

Lightning Baltimore said...

Maybe it's all that rich food and those heavy sauces . . . soufflé every meal and croissant?

Biki Honko said...

man! this is good too! you were on a roll!