Posted in music | streams | tour dates on June 7, 2012

by Bill Pearis


When you think of Monte Carlo, Monaco you may think of old James Bond movies or Grace Kelly but probably not experimental indie groups. Yet that is where Phédre are from, apparently. So says the press release at least, but actually it's members of Doldrums and Hooded Fang. Toronto has often been called the Monte Carlo of Canada, don't you know. The trio released their self-titled debut last month via Daps Records and it's a gauzy mix of '80s synthpop and gothy post punk (and some '60s pop too) as filtered through some old VHS collection.

Phédre make their U.S. debut at NYC club Mercury Lounge this Saturday (6/9) and tickets are still available. Phédre will also play NXNE in Toronto next week and then will be back in North America in the fall, opening some of the dates on Ariel Pink's fall tour (not Webster Hall). All Phédre tour dates are listed below.

In addition to their own material, Phedre do some remix work as well and you can check out their take on Beta Frontiers' "Hondo" at the bottom of this post. You can also stream their album below.


Phédre - 2012 Tour Dates
06-09 NYC - Mercury Lounge
06-15 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's NXNE
09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
09-16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club w/ Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
09-18 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile End w/ Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
09-19 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *%



Comments (4)

YTIN.ASNIL is in full effect today. Day of reckoning is soon to come.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 10:43 AM

Monte Carlo!?!?!

They're from Toronto.
It's members of Doldrums & Hooded Fang.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 11:05 AM

YTIN.ASNIL has approved your devotion.


Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 12:25 PM

cold Sunday is a great song.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 1:04 PM

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