Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 1, 2011

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Limiñanas - Down Underground (MP3)

Liminanas

All the way from Perpignan, France are The Limiñanas' who will be touring here later this month with two stops in the NYC area: Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Death by Audio and then Thursday, Aug. 18 at Cake Shop.

The group's self-titled debut on the fine Trouble in Mind label came in at #4 on my Favorite Francophone Albums on 2010 (I was bored over the holidays) where I described its charms thusly:

Evoking swinging Parisian scene of the mid-'60s (Gainsbourg, Dutronc, Ye-Ye, et al), The Limiñanas dance their way through 12 hits of groovy garage: fuzz leads, killer basslines, combo organ, smoky vocals. Perfect for your next Love-In.
You can check out the track "Down Underground" from the album at the top of this post. Along for the ride on this tour, also from Perpignan, are Gaz Gaz which is a new band from Nico of Sonic Chicken 4.

A couple videos, along with all Limiñanas North American tour dates, below...

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The Limiñanas - "Down Underground"

The Limiñanas - "Je suis une go-go girl"

The Limiñanas - 2011 North American Tour Dates
Thu. 8/11 Milwaukee - Cactus Club w/John Wesley Coleman/Rayon Beach/Head On Electric 9PM
Fri. 8/12 Chicago - Empty Bottle w/Tyler Jon Tyler 10PM
Sat. 8/13 Memphis - Hi-Tone w/ The Limes 10PM
Sun. 8/14 Nashville - The Basement w/The Paperhead & D.Watusi
Mon. 8/15 Washington DC - Judy's
Tue. 8/16 Philadelphia - Kung Fu Necktie
Wed. 8/17 NYC - WFMU Evan Funk Davies show 9pm / Death By Audio 11pm
Thu. 8/18 NYC - Cake Shop w/ Wrong Words
Fri. 8/19 Columbus - The Summit w/ The Cheater Slicks
Sat. 8/20 Lafayette - Black Sparrow w/ Apache Dropout

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Comments (26)

Them French girls sure is purdy, but they don't wash their coochies so much. Makes for kind of a bum ride.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 3:04 PM

Will there be accordions and snails?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 3:14 PM

I hear bumfuck-land girls aren't much cleanie either. At least you can rob their run-down trailer parks for the rusty heroin needles.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 3:39 PM

Hey 3:39 neither is yer mama. Yer kinda smart, you oughta take that act on the road. we all do oxy out here anyway, so you should probly get yer facts straigt before you write shit you dont know about

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 3:47 PM

FACT: NO GOOD ROCK AND ROLL COMES FROM FRANCE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 3:48 PM

What about Johnny Hallyday? He is a treasure nationale! You all have your Elvis, and we have Johnny Hallyday.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:08 PM

@3:48
M83 is from France, fucktard. Try again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:11 PM

3:47: How's the mullet coming along? Is the power back on yet so you can watch wrestling on TV today?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:16 PM

Hey all, 3:39/4:16 doesn't realize he's goading an imaginary person. Like fish in a barrel, it's so easy to jerk some folks. Well, I grow tired of this little charade, so have fun arguing with yourself little man. I'm gonna go clean out my dick cheese.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:26 PM

We went on a class trip for a French rock show at Carnegie Hall in middle school, and we all wanted to kill ourselves after 20 minutes. Thinking maybe that was the teachers' plan all along. The French are good at wine, cheese, cooking, luxury goods and surrendering. That's about it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 4:29 PM

I kind of like their sound. Can't blame the dirty little Froggies for plundering the English-speaking world for musical influences.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 5:26 PM

french girls give good blow jobs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 7:11 PM

French BJM.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 7:38 PM

Plenty of good rock music from France. Start with Alain Bashung and work your way from there moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 8:48 PM

French rock sucks. It merely sucks less than it used to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 9:05 PM

4:26: You give up too easily (and BS very unconvincingly). Oh well looks like your infection isn't the only thing you'll be cleaning...

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 9:08 PM

As Jack Lang said many years ago " france is becoming a museum for a culture that fell asleep". so true.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 9:14 PM

As in "French Brian Jonestown Massacre." It's what they sound like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2011 11:58 PM

^ Seriously? That actually sounds interesting!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 9:41 AM

^ Or you can just listen to Brian Jonestown Massacre? It's in English though. I guess if you prefer french. Yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 10:06 AM

I thought it sounded like uncontrollable farting.

Maybe they could be an opening act @ the Silent Barn?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 10:24 AM

Uncontollable Farting is a great band name. Trademark that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 3:03 PM

10:06: Of course I can listen to BJM. But you said French, which came off as unusual. Which is why I said that was interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2011 3:38 PM

@3:48 BB BRUNES + LES SHADES are amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 5:49 PM

Second Sex= best rock ever

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 5:52 PM

NAAST is great 2!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2011 6:04 PM

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