Friday, March 7, 2008

French Kicks: New Album, Independent in May

We here at H.A.D. have been digging on the French Kicks ever since we saw them open for The Walkmen way back in 2003. They offer up a decidely cool, loungey take on the typical indie-rock vibe, and their live show is killer. We really enjoyed last year's Noise Pop show, and all three tracks on their most recent (eMusic exclusive) EP Roller are highly, highly, recommended.

So, suffice it to say, we're more than psyched that when perusing Stereogum this morning we came across news of a new Kicks album, accompanied by a Spring tour. The new record Swimming is out on May 20th (April 1st on iTunes - maybe that means eMusic too?), and the band will be at the Independent on May 18th. In the meantime, here's some new tunage:

mp3: French Kicks - Abandon (Savefile link, click through)