Maryland synth/folk band Le Loup, who's experimental style has been compared to the likes of Animal Collective and Deerhunter, have been flying under the radar for a long time. But now, with the release of their second LP "Family" this week (September 22nd), they have been getting alot more, very much deserved, attention.
While maintaining their eclectic feel that combines the folk rock acoustics and percussion with equally prominent electronic elements, the band has greatly evolved since their 2007 debut album "The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly." They have shed the darkness of the first album to reveal a new sound saturated in hope and exuberance with its upbeat tribal rhythms and hazy vocals. This new exhilaration is especially prominent in the tracks Forgive Me and Beach House, which I am currently obsessed with! The full album is available from label Hardly Art.
MP3: Forgive Me - Le Loup (YSI)
MP3: Beach House - Le Loup (YSI)