Duchess Says returning with new album
by Bill Pearis
Batten the hatches: Duchess Says return with their second album, In a Fung Day T!, which is out Tuesday (10/11) on Alien8Recordings. There’s a widget at the bottom of this post where you can download “Time to Reiterate” for the cost of your email address. It’s a good “we’re back” statement that hits you in the head immediately with a shriek from the dynamo that is singer Annie-Claude. The song itself has a post-punk vibe somewhere between Gang of Four and Tubeway Army.
It’s been three years since the synth heavy Montreal art punks released their debut, Anthologie des 3 Perchoirs, and in the time since they’ve been wowing/frightening/confusing audiences with their wild live shows. Duchess Says have played BrooklynVegan day parties at CMJ 2009 and SXSW 2010 and here’s what I wrote about their performance in Austin:
It’s all about singer Annie Claude who looks very cute and innocent… until the music starts. She shrieks, jumps in the audience, tackles people, pulls them to the floor, and causes general mayhem. It’s more mischief than menace though. There are lots of other singers who do similar things, but never anything quite like her. After you’ve seen them once, part of the fun is watching other people experience them for the first time. The inside room was packed to the gills. My favorite part of the show had her sitting down in the middle of the audience, methodically pulling people down with her, draping their arms over her into a giant pile of people.
New album should mean new tour but so far Duchess Says only have a few Montreal dates lined up, which are below along with album art and that download widget.
In a Fung Day T!
Street Date: Oct. 11, 2011
L’Ordre Des Secteurs
Time to Reiterate
Subtraction of Obedience
Duchess Says – 2011 Tour Dates
10/13 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/10 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
11/11 Chicoutimi, QC – Le Bunker
11/12 Alma, QC – Bar La Muse