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DTCV share new French-language song “Capital ennui” — listen

Duo blends singer's native language and the inevitable collapse of capitalism on new track

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    For their latest album, anarcho-symbolist rock duo DTCV (Detective) have gone French. Well, frontwoman/mastermind Lola G. has always been French, but she’s never recorded an album in her native language with DTCV partner James Greer (Guided by Voices). Struck by the sudden desire to do so while listening to Zydeco musician Clifton Chenier’s French Zydeco and Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Musique de Film Imaginé, Lola set out to write what would become DTCV’s new album Confusion Moderne.

    Due out April 8th via Xemu Records, the album is today previewed by new track “Capital ennui”. The song is a fuzzy, lazily bopping slice of post-punk where Lola’s vocals add a sense of beautiful lightness. Of course, that might only be to those who can’t speak the language, because the song’s message is anything but light. “Capital ennui is about the imminent collapse of rentier capitalism, the evils of white male privilege, the male gaze as manifested in advertising, etc,” Lola explains to Consequence of Sound. “It sounds a bit like Gang of Four meets Stereolab.”

    Good thing music transcends all language, because you can listen to “Capital ennui” below.

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    Confusion Moderne Tracklist:
    01. Histoire seule
    02. Conformiste
    03. L.A. Boum
    04. Bourgeois Pop
    05. L’Accord parfait
    06. Capital ennui
    07. We Aren’t the Champions
    08. Impossible (Yeah)
    09. Soleil 2666
    10. Vélomoteur

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