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

120208-francois.png
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.


DOWNLOAD

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA