by Andrew Frisicano
Everybody Was In The French Resistance....Now, the project of Art Brut's Eddie Argos and Dyan Valdés from The Blood Arm, put out Fixing the Charts, Volume One, a collection of 12 poppy, parodic songs on Cooking Vinyl earlier this year.
"Argos employs much irony and humour in his songs but there's often a kernel of truth at the heart of the situation he portrays. Although the track which uses the band name as a hook ('Creeque Allies') takes an 'Allo 'Allo approach to history ("the Nazi occupation/ was an awkward situation"), the lyrics also work as a tribute of sorts to the French resistance, while 'G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N (You Know I've Got a)') is a funny but biting response to Avril Lavigne's concept of sisterhood." [SoundsXP]Videos of some of those ditties live are posted below.
No US tour dates yet, but they'll play five shows at SXSW this year, and then UPDATE: do a proper tour of the US in May. On the afternoon of Thursday, March 18th, they play the BrooklynVegan/AnSo day party at Spider House. Also at the show will be 19 bands including Cheeseburger, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Tyvek, Thee Oh Sees, Golden Triangle, Kid Congo Powers and Jim Jones Revue.
Videos and their full SXSW schedule are below...
Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now! - G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N. (You Know I've Got A)
Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! - (I'm So) Waldo P Emerson Jones (live)
Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! - Creeque Allies (live)
Everybody Was In The French Resistance....Now - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 17 Creekside Lounge @ 5:15 (Big Texas Jumpstart III presented by The Midgetmen) Austin, Texas
Mar 17 Galaxy Room @ 1:00 a.m. (Official Showcase) Austin, Texas
Mar 18 Spider House @ 4:00 p.m. (BrooklynVegan/AnSo Day Party) Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Hotel San Jose @ 1:00 p.m. (South by San Jose Party) Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Mohawk @ 4:00 p.m. (AV Club/Flowerbooking/Canvas Party) Austin, Texas