by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, La Femme are over from Paris for a lengthy tour of North America that is currently in Austin for SXSW. They play the French Tech party tonight (3/11) at Trinity Hall (RSVP) and their last shows of the week is the Friday BrooklynVegan free day party at Red 7. La Femme also play NYC at Glasslands on March 23, which is presented by BV and also features Future Punx and Regal Degal, making for a solid Sunday night's entertainment. (I'll be DJing between sets, too.) Tickets are still available. They'll also open for Trail of Dead on their two NYC shows (MHOW 3/28, Bowery Ballroom 3/29) at the end of March. All dates are listed below.
The band's 2013 album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, was just got a stateside release with a few bonus tracks. The band just released a video for album cut "Amour Dans Le Motu" and it's an eight-minute epic into the heart of darkness, and then the heart of a disco. Jungle warfare, topless dancers and general French sexiness abounds. Needless to say it's not exactly safe for work. Watch it below.
The band also took time out of their busy schedule to answer our 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country (or world) and why?
Probably one that we have not played yet! But of the ones that we have played, we would say The Showcave, in Eagle Rock, L.A.
2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.
At The Strange, in L.A. 2010.
There was about 8 people in the whole place and we played a 2 hour set to make up for it, but the sound was crap too so it was just all round bad.
3) What are some albums that you've been spinning in the van (or elsewhere) lately?
We bought a ukulele so that we can improvise our own. Bluegrass and Americana are ruling at the moment.
4) What would your metal band name be?
The Man or Alien Bollock's Dark Autopsy in the Shadow of the Night
5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?
Sometimes everyday and sometimes once a week.
La Femme - Amour Dans Le Motu
La Femme - 2014 SXSW Dates
Tue 11, 11PM - Trinity Hall (French Tech Party)
Wed 12, 12PM - Red 7
Wed 12, 4.40PM - Echoplex Regent Theatre (Spaceland Presents)
Wed 12, 9PM - Lucille Patio (Reeperbahn Showcase)
Thur 13, 1AM - Iron Bear
Fri 14, 12PM - Red 7 (Brooklyn Vegan Showcase)
La Femme - 2014Tour Dates
Mar 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Mammal Gallery ^
Mar 20 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Mar 21 - Washington, DC - French Embassy
Mar 22 - Swathmore, PA - Olde Club
Mar 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands Gallery @
Mar 24 - New York, NY - Chez André at The Standard
Mar 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts # *
Mar 27 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel # *
Mar 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg # *
Mar 29 - New York, NY -Bowery Ballroom # *
Mar 30 - Cambridge MA - TT The Bears # *
Mar 31 - Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace #
Apr 1 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
Apr 2 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown #
Apr 3 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall #
Apr 5 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Apr 7 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 8 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
Apr 9 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
Apr 11 - San Francisco, CA -DNA Lounge
Apr 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
May 2 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest, Carson Creek Ranch !
# w/ And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
* w/ Midnight Masses
^ w/ Pizza Underground
@ w/ Future Punx
! w/ Loop, The Zombies, Of Montreal, Black Lips, Liars, The Horrors, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & more...