Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A few weeks ago, clean cut Paris based duo The Penelope[s]' debut LP became the latest addition to the Citizen Records catalog. The Arrogance of Simplicity proudly displays its roots in early 80's new-wave and post-punk [the uber-hooky In a Storm and Sisters of Mercy influenced Skygazing,] while demonstrating the pair's great skill in creating dreamy pop songs [Demian, which sounds a bit like Stereolab remixed by label boss Vitalic] as well as the electro stormers [Teenage Dust] Citizen is best known for. It is at times surprisingly bright and accessible fare from the label which introduced the world to John Lord Fonda, but certainly no less satisfying.

Related: In a Storm video + cover of Alice

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