From the moment I first heard Dernier Soir, I’ve been anticipating Les Lullies’ new LP Mauvaise Foi. Dernier Soir is one of those songs that sums up everything that’s great about rock’n’roll. It’s hyper-catchy, lively and fun, with just the right balance between bite and pop. It’s one of the frontrunners for favorite song of the year.
Today (finally!) marks the release of Mauvaise Foi. How’s the rest of the record? Well, basically everything I could’ve hoped for. Les Lullies sound like they have been on a decades long workout schedule of powerpop, glam, punk and rock- ‘n’-roll, and wield all that muscle to churn out punky powerpop gem after gem. The decision to sing their originals in their native language makes the songs all the more irresistible. Even if you don’t speak French, you automatically start to sing along phonetically to hits like Soirée Standard, Zéro Ambition, and Ce Que Je Veux. To top things off, Les Lullies cover Jackie DeShannon’s When You Walk In The Room (1963).
Mauvaise Foi is Les Lullies’ love letter to rock-‘n’-roll fans worldwide. It’s there for the taking at Slovenly Records.