Female-led French label Lentonia comes to North America

Phoebe Jean and The Air Force – “Day Is Gone”

[SOUNDCLOUD]: http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/phoebe-jean-the-air-force-day-is-gone

[VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaYjFDDNgN4

EDH – “Ice”

[SOUNDCLOUD]: http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/edh-ice

[VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ggWv_DaPU

Video Love – “Le Bruit des Machines”

[SOUNDCLOUD]: http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/video-love-le-bruit-des-machines

[VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPZdy4uxHDo

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The leading cutting edge female-led French record label Lentonia Records will bring several of its artists to North America this week. A string of shows, including a Lentonia Records night presented by Tom Tom Magazine (the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers) is on tap and will include performances from Phoebe Jean and The Air Force, EDH, and Video Love on various nights. See below for complete dates and details.

The mini tour is in support of the launch of Lentonia Records on our shores. The label has already established itself in Europe and with a new distribution deal with Portland, Oregon-based Nail Distribution, Lentonia is now making itself known here. Today marks the release of the debut album Heartbreakers by Phoebe Jean and The Air Force. The latest album Yaviz by Emmanuelle De Héricourt aka EDH is also out today. Prior to today’s releases, Lentonia has also issued the debut album by Video Love on May 8th in North America.

As for the aesthetic of Lentonia Records and its artists, the sounds are eclectic and span several genres, with the main ideology being to bring across the music of powerful women on a label run by women. Video Love’s sound reminds of an electro-infused take on Stereolab’s pop concrete sound. Phoebe Jean and The Air Force (actually the one-woman Baltimore based project of Phoebe Jean Dunne) is a hip-hop and pop inflected take on Baltimore club music. EDH is the most experimental of the three, with sounds mainly mechanic, but still sensual are ripe for the remixes recently returned by artists such as Subtitle, UNISON, and Hypo.

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Phoebe Jean and The Air Force

06/23 New York, NY @ Pianos Tom Tom Magazine presents Lentonia Records Night w/ EDH, Video Love

06/25 New York, NY @ Standard Hotel w/ EDH, Video Love

06/29 Brooklyn, NY @ XPO929

07/19 Baltimore, MD Sonar

EDH

06/15 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

06/16 Brooklyn, NY @ XPO929 w/ Video Love

06/20 Montreal, PQ @ L’esco w/ Video Love

06/21 Toronto, ON @ The Embassy

06/23 New York, NY @ Pianos Tom Tom Magazine presents Lentonia Records Night w/ Phoebe Jean, Video Love

06/25 New York, NY @ Standard Hotel w/ Phoebe Jean, Video Love

Video Love

06/16 Brooklyn, NY @ XPO929 w/ EDH

06/20 Montreal, PQ @ L’esco w/ EDH

06/23 New York, NY @ Pianos Tom Tom Magazine presents Lentonia Records Night w/ EDH, Phoebe Jean

06/25 New York, NY @ Standard Hotel w/ EDH, Phoebe Jean

07/06 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Heavy Breathing

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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