First Spin: Get Francois & the Atlas Mountain's Beautifully Cosmopolitan 'Les Plus Beaux'

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WRITTEN BY
David Marchese

On "Les Plus Beaux," from E Volo Love, cosmopolitan-pop quartet Francois & the Atlas Mountains execute a nice little cultural tip of the cap. It's common to hear West African musicians sing en Francais, sending vocal melodies skittering over their trademark shimmering guitar lines. Here, though, Francois, a native of France, sings a winsome, irresistible melody in his mother tongue while the Atlas Mountain work up a gorgeously lolling Malian-influenced groove. The band's album is out February 14 on Domino.


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