Last Saturday French Letters were guests on Plastic Jet Airline, a fun new variety show based in Seattle. We can’t thank these guys enough for their great hospitality and the footage that they took. Check out the videos below and don’t miss our next single, “I Already Know How This Ends” off our upcoming album.
We have a show at Chop Suey Monday, February 17th, President’s Day, with our friends Vacant Seas and Dark Hip Falls. This will be our only Seattle area show for a while, as we finish up our new album. Come on out and hear what we got up our sleeves.
After that we have a great show lined up March 1st at Bob’s Java Jive in Tacoma with Death by Stars, Elbow Coulee and TBASA. https://www.facebook.com/events/215665671951430/
Here it is, our new single, “All Over and Under the Rhine“, a loping blues rock number featuring a chorus of doo wop, a fiery sax solo by Eric Patten and climactic call and response with help from the soulful, smokey vocals of Kelly Young.
And we love the sexy Lautrec inspired cover art by Dylan Speeg!
French Letters are back at it… Another year, another album. And one more chance to catch us playing live in our element. If you hadn’t noticed, the shows have slowed while our output has grown. Seattle music is grinding a rough transmission these days, and while we never struggle to express ourselves as a band, the venues and opportunities to do so have become limited around this rock roll town.
While the scene we love seems to have dissolved around us this past year, we have been hard at work on a new record. A record that finds us as a unit in top fighting form.
We are pleased to invite you to the release for the first single off of this album. It’s a little ditty people are wont to say, “It sounds like early Stones and Tom Waits, without trying to sound like either.” In our world, and in this uncertain time of local musical futures, that sounds like a compliment.
Please join us at the Sunset with our rock roll brethren Death By Steamship and Whiskey Radio as we debut the single “All Over and Under the Rhine” for you.
We spent a productive day at Egg Studios recording a single and B-side for our upcoming full length, and even got a few friends in on the action. The A-side, “All Over And Under The Rhine”, features Eric Patten’s gold tone growl on sax and Kelly Young belting out some “doo wops” and “Yeah yeah yeahs!” The B-side is an oldie of ours, a heavy spoken word piece titled “Klinik”.
We can’t wait to get back to Egg Studios February 2014 to record the rest of the new album:
1. I Already Know How This Ends
2. Piss Throne
4. Cocktail Talk
5. All Over & Under The Rhine
6. Demonology of Desire
7. Female of the Species