Banda Magda – “Amour, t’es là?”

Banda Magda - Amour, t'es là?

Banda Magda -  Amour, t'es là?

I was watching Louis CK Season 3 on Netflix last night and in addition to being inspired to change my name to Tape Recorder, I was also intrigued by the wonderful score playing in the background. Shazam didn’t know what the hell was playing so I dug a little deeper and discovered greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou was hired by Louis CK to provide original music for the show! I was quite sad to also discover the music isn’t available for download, but then I was happy again when I discovered Giannikou’s 30+ piece band – Banda Magda.

“Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background.”

Man, I would kill to see these guys live.

[LP Released July 12, 2013]

Yelle – “L’Amour Parfait”

Yelle - L'Amour Parfait

Yelle - L'Amour Parfait

I can’t believe I missed this. I loved their 2011 LP, Safari Disco Club. I even got my 10 year old sister (8 at the time) addicted to it — she’d request to hear them all the time and even though it was mostly in French, she would sing along to it the best she could. I just discovered this song last night and I think I’ve already played it at least 20 times.

Tennis – “Mean Streets”

Tennis - Mean Streets

Tennis - Mean Streets

Tennis is a super cute husband and wife duo (and drummer) from Colorado. They immediately became one of my favorite bands to ever walk this Earth after they released their debut Cape Dory in 2011. I almost shit my pants with excitement when they announced their new single and EP album release date. Small Sound EP is set to be released November 5, 2013. They also announced tour dates, but I’m so disappointed they’re not coming to Atlanta. According to their Facebook page, more dates will be announced, but I’m afraid Atlanta won’t be one of them. :( Because of unforeseeable events, I’ve missed them TWICE in the last couple of years — SINFUL.

This new song is exactly the kind of stuff I look forward to from Tennis. I’m so excited to hear even more! Stream the new song here:


Tennis 2013 Tour Dates

11/3 Brooklyn, NY @ School Night Brooklyn Bowl
11/5 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall+
11/6 Washington, DC @ Black Cat+
11/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts+
11/9 Montreal, QC @ II Motore*
11/10 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison^
11/12 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub+
11/13 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +
11/14 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge+
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway^
11/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater+
11/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency+
11/21 Maquoketa, IA @ Daytrotter+

+ Communion Presents w/ ON AN ON, Night Sweats, Savoir Adore & more
* Support from ON AN ON
^Support from ON AN ON & Night Sweats

Here’s a beautiful one from their last LP from 2012, Young & Old: