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Artist: CHEVEU
Title: Bum
Format: LP
Label: Born Bad
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Cheveu has now reached album #3, and since they totally fucked up the first two steps, theres nothing surprising in seeing them come back at full speed on a countryside road stuck in a beat-up van on fire, with Bum, their most incredible piece of work to date. After a quick introduction (the promising but sketchy Cheveu [BORNBAD 010LP]), the Parisian trio blew up on the worlds face with their second LP, 1000 (BORNBAD 032CD), a record thrown at the bored masses in full ragged glory. Cheveu now enters 2014 heavy-hearted and red-eyed, just like those wrecks of humanity blinded by the lights at closing time, their misery, bad skin and unachieved schemes exposed before dawn. Cheveu built its third LP on the ashes of those unholy hours, around the majestic "Polonia," a track on which David Lemoine recites a few lines from Bertrand Bliers Buffet Froid with the set expression of a man empowered by the fact he just shit his pants, while Etienne Nicolas and Olivier Demeaux slowly unwind the rapturous scenery of a theologian Western. The song is beautiful, grotesque, heart-rending -- just like a scene out of Jean Rays Malpertuis backed by a funeral choir of angel-witches, and is definitely one of the most amazing things youll hear this year. Bum, just like "Polonia," is an inner trip, an odyssey bordered by the walls of an antique mansion, full of baroque embroidery and padded club chairs, the perfect aural counterpart for the paintings of Rousseau. Cheveus third record is full-on excess and absurdity, but is also much more legible and effective than their previous efforts. This time, the band opted for a much more live-based, organic and fully-produced sound, replacing 1000s messy cut-ups and Cheveus shitgaze blur by throbbing organs and wall-of-sound choirs. The result : 10 tracks drier and sharper than anything Cheveu has done before, definitely out-of-this-world but elegantly mannered." - Born Bad.

Artist: CHEVEU
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Born Bad
Country: France
Price: $20.00
"2008 release. After two 7"s applauded by the blogosphere, and after receiving praise from renowned underground critics like Jay Hinman, Doug Mosurak and Byron Coley, Cheveu is invited to the big convention of garage rock in Memphis, Gonerfest in 2006, headlining the party with the likes of Jay Reatard, Jack Oblivian and Viva Lamerican Death Ray. Kevin from Pink Reason says hes seen one of the best shows of his life. They embark on a West Coast tour set up by DJ Rick (Expé Honzo) with Tyvek and play with A Frames, The Intelligence and Eat Skulls (S-S Records released a Cheveu/Tyvek 7" split for the tour). Then, trying to pull together three years of home-recorded tracks, Cheveu releases its first LP in March 2008. Cheveu has been called the harbingers of the current shit/pop/gaze movement that includes such different bands as Tyvek, Pink Reason, Times New Viking and TV Ghost. They have also been tagged "glue wave," (a French rock movement) "weird-punk," "art-damaged pop," and also "shit-gaze." Some see that theyve contributed a lot to the movement from a more classic garage sound to a more free/experimental and noise music in the U.S., managing to produce noise without fucking up amps or guitars. All songs have been home-recorded using superimposed live/not live takes, creating a kind of real/old/current feeling. Some see a Metal Urbain/Wire/The Fall influence." - Born Bad.

Artist: CHEVEU
Title: 1000
Format: LP
Label: Kill Shaman
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Paris, Frances CHEVEUs newest release 1000 shows a much more polished and slicker sound than their previous releases, portraying the bands growth and adventurous, other-worldly style. Thats not to say it doesnt sound like a Cheveu album, which is usually pretty damned difficult to pinpoint anyhow. Expect a whole new foray of sounds that include full horn arrangements, crazy RUN DMC-style beats, and the usual flurry of noisy electronics and Rolling Stones-type blues riffs. Limited to only 1,000 copies on black vinyl in the US and Canada, co-released by Kill Shaman in the US/Canada and Born Bad in Europe. Amazing cover art made out of fruit stickers and other fun stuff. Love it." - Kill Shaman.

Artist: CHEVEU
Title: Cheveau
Format: LP
Label: Permanent
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Metz, France seems to be teeming with great bands these days. Anals, Feeling of Love, Dreams, and A.H. Kraken are just the tip of this incredibly huge Metz iceberg. Many of these bands share members, but they all have their very own sound. CHEVEUs sound is similar to the aforementioned bands in their abrasive, weird punk base, but this group more obliviously influenced by the Fall than any of their peers. Their debut LP on S-S sold very well and is currently out-of-print. Heres another LP full of previously unreleased tracks of weird punk greatness" - Permanent.

Artist: CHEVEU
Title: Cheveu
Format: LP
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"A couple years ago, S-S had the pleasure of turning the record freak world onto CHEVEU with their Dog 7-inch, followed by the Tete de Bebe comp LP. The label also helped dement the world by distroing their next two singles and putting out their split 7-inch with Tyvek. And now they are very very very happy to present this Parisian trios debut album, simply titled Cheveu. This dad is chock full of these Frenchmens unique take on punk rock & electro, kind of like a bastard mating of Trio, Stockhausen, and King Coleman-or at least that challenging. But Cheveu dont lose the song in their experimentation. You can even dance to these numbers. Limited edition pressing of 600 copies with silkscreened sleeves."-S-S Records
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