We love music !!
agnès b. has always lived in music!
From Bob Marley’s 33 tours that kept going on in the first shop opened in 1976 rue du Jour to the web radio that the stylist launches now, music has always occupied an important place.
Les Femmes s'en Mêlent broadcast
Friday October 15, 3PM (Paris time)
In an unprecedented situation, an unprecedented device for the great comeback Les Femmes s’en Mêlent. The festival historically scheduled for spring (last edition in April 2019) takes place this time in winter, from November 15 to 27, with an abundant selection of generous, intergenerational, diverse, and eclectic artists and musicians.
AUSGANG - BLACK SEA DAHU - BRISA ROCHÉ & FRED FORTUNY – COEUR - COLINE RIO – DENYS & THE ROSES - DOPE SAINT JUDE - DRAB CITY – ELOI - ELISE CARON – GOOD MORNING TV – GUSTAF - KAKI KING – LA BATTUE - LAURA CAHEN – LEA OCCHI - LES VULVES ASSASSINES – – MZA – NATALIE BERGMAN - OTTIS COEUR – OXYTOCINE - REGINA DEMINA - ROMANE SANTARELLI - SÉVERINE DAUCOURT – SONGE - SOPHIA KENNEDY - SUZANNE BELAUBRE – TRACY DE SA – TURTLE WHITE - VENUS CLUB - ZINEE...
Section 26 playlist
Friday October 8, 3PM (Paris time)
This playlist of early fall novelties, we slip into a groovy cocoon, with benevolent heat and calmed rhythms, but to better return to electricity and tension. Richness of contrasts and beauty of discoveries, that's all section26.
Kit Sebastian, Elegy for Love (Mr Bongo)
Mild High Club, It’s Over Again (Stones Throw)
Pearl & The Oysters, Flowerland (Feeltrip / Tip Top)
Maston, L’Eclair, Do You Feel it Working? (Calico Discos)
TONSTARTSSBANDHT, What Has Happened? (Mexican Summer)
Homeshake, I Know I Know I Know (Sinderlyn)
Andy Shauf, Call (ANTI- Records)
Hand Habits, Graves (Saddle Creek)
Big Thief, Certainty (4AD)
Aimee Mann, Burn It Out (SuperEgo Records)
Triptides, So Many Days (Curation Records)
The Hepburns, The Other Side Of Grey (Elefant Records)
Jarvis Cocker, Aline (Abkco)
Flop, Les Beatles (Le Pli)
Boost 3000, Cinéma (Pop Supérette)
Pasta Grows On Trees, L’impression d'y passer (Another Record / Entre-soi)
Bryan's Magic Tears, Excuses (Born Bad Records)
Magdalena Bay, You Lose! (Luminelle)
Snail Mail, Valentine (Matador Records)
Poppy, Her (Sumerian)
Amyl and The Sniffers, Hertz (ATO Records / Fontana North)
Oi Boys, Sur la place (Hidden Bay)
Richard Dawson & Circle, Lily (Domino)
Deerhoof, Scarcity Is Manufactured (Joyful Noise)
Xixa feat.Imarhan, Eve of Agnes (Jullian Records / The Orchard)
Nala Sinephro, Space 1 (Warp Records)
Park Hye Jin, Let’s Sing Let's Dance (Ninja Tune)
Uffie, Cool (Company Records)
Hatchie, This Enchanted (Secretly Canadian & Ivy League Records)
Meyverlin, Archangel (Too Good To Be True)
Film School, Said Your Name (Sonic Ritual)
Bantam Lyons, Philatélie Frontale (Music From The Masses/Gezellig Records)
Don Nino, A Beautiful Cloud (Prohibited Records)
Injury Reserve, Knees (Autoproduit)
Metronomy x Brian Nasty x Folly Group, Monday (Because)
Playlist La Fab - Le Module de Zeer
Friday September 24, 3PM
For the opening of the Graffiti exhibition and the Galerie du Jour agnès b. 1985 - 2021 discover the FAB playlist for agnès b radio Le Module de Zeer.
From September 24 to December 18, La Fab. will be dedicated to Graffiti and the historical relationship that agnès b. and the Galerie du Jour with this movement since 1985 !! Le Graff will invest all interior and exterior spaces, private and urban, of La Fab. The Agnès b. Collection, the Galerie du Jour and the Place Jean-Michel Basquiat will present a fascinating retrospective full of history and discoveries.
Yula Kasp & MI.RO
Wednesday September 22, 3PM (Paris time)
Discover Mayumi the new EP from Yula Kasp & MI.RO. The official release will take place on Friday, September 24.
Yula Kasp & MI.RO - Margalida
Yula Kasp & MI.RO - Relfections
Yula Kasp & MI.RO - United
Yula Kasp & Mi.RO - Margalida (Curses remix)
Yula Kasp & Mi.Ro - Reflections (Mogambo in Space dub)
Yula Kasp & MI.RO - United (DALO Remix)
Playlist des amis - Reda Kateb
Friday September 16, 3 PM (Paris time)
Agnès wanted to invite her artist and musician friends to create playlists for agnès b radio. Discover the Reda Kateb playlist on Friday September 17th from 3 p.m. and also available on the agnès b. spotify
Friday September 10, 3PM (Paris time)
Kraken will be present in the new exhibition of La FAB. Today he gives us a playlist for agnès b. radio. also available on Spotify.
Graffiti and the Galerie du Jour agnès b. 1985 - 2021
Starting September 24, 2021 and throughout the fall, La Fab. will be dedicated to Graffiti and the historical relationship of agnès b. with this movement since 1985.
The Graff will take over all the interior and exterior spaces, private and urban, of La Fab. The agnès b. Collection, the Galerie du Jour, the place Jean-Michel Basquiat will present a fascinating retrospective steeped in history and discoveries.
Section 26 playlist
Friday September 3, 3PM (Paris time)
An emotional rollercoaster between the residue of sand in the hem of the jeans and the first dead leaves, Section26 pecks at the most beautiful things that have arrived on earth for the start of the school year. Life doesn't end at the end of summer.
Eyedress, Chad an Gordy (prod. King Krule) (Lex Records)
SUUNS, Clarity (Joyful Noise Recordings / Secret City Records)
Hand Habits, Aquamarine (Saddle Creek)
Angel Olsen, Safety Dance (Jagjaguwar)
Dinner, Midnight In My Head (Captured Tracks)
Black Marble, Ceiling (Sacred Bones)
Telly*, Feuilles Mortes (1988)
Good Morning , Country (Polyvinyl)
Superstate, Yoga Town feat. Graham Coxon and Valentina Pappalardo (Z2 Comics)
Trick Gum, Bringing in the Dogs (Planet Paulie)
Self Esteem, How Can I Help You? (Fiction Records)
Magdalena Bay, Secrets (Your Fire) (Luminelle)
Sleigh Bells, Justine Go Genesis (Mom + Pop)
Nite Jewel, To Feel It (Whichever Way Music)
Jason Sharp, Everything Is Waiting For You (Constellation)
From Nursery to Misery, Cry Me (Dark Entries Records)
Campbell / Mallinder / Benge, Camouflage (Les Disques du Crepuscule)
Clear History, Solar Death Ray (Upset The Rhythm)
Bas Jan, You Have Bewitched Me (Lost Map Records)
Alvilda, Négatif (Alien Snatch)
Yves Bernard,15 août (Autoproduit)
Dumb, Dumb Show (Just Step Sideways)
Smirk, Minuscule Amounts (Total Punk Records)
Island Of Love, Songs Of Love (Smoking Room)
Ducks Ltd., How Lonely are You? (Carpark Records)
Lily Konigsberg, That’s The Way I Like It (Wharf Cat Records)
Justus Proffit, Burning the Ground (Bar None Records)
Hovvdy, Around Again (Grand Jury Music)
Big Thief, Sparrow (4AD)
Flowertown, The Way Back (Paisley Shirt Records)
Devin Hoff (with Julia Holter), Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Kill Rock Stars)
Aimee Mann, Suicide is Murder (SuperEgo Records)
Sylvie, Falls On Me (Sylvie/Terrible Records)
The Reed Conservation Society, Holy Mood feat. Lonny (Microcultures / Believe)
Other You, Steve Gunn (Matador Records)
Friday August 27, 3PM (Paris time)
“I came up with this title when we were recording vocals and Rob was very into harmonies. There was a third part and I just couldn’t find the note. I couldn’t vocalize it. He went in and took my voice and put it into his computer program, then he could playback and “sing” the note with my voice using the computer. And he said, ‘Sing to the other you.’ So I was singing along to myself singing a note I couldn’t sing" – Steve Gunn
Other You is the sixth studio album by American singer Steve Gunn that will be released August 27th on Matador. Recorded during two visits to Los Angeles in late 2020 and early 2021, the album was made with veteran producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile) at his Mant Studios alongside musician and longtime friend and collaborator Justin Tripp, whose credits include appearances on Gunn’s Time Off and Way Out Weather.
La Route du Rock Playlist
LA ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL
18-22 AUGUST 2021
For this special edition, La Route du Rock is reinventing itself, imagining a new route and investing in new exceptional places on the Emerald Coast: the Briantais park and the castle courtyard in Saint-Malo, the green theater in Cancale. , Vallion beach in Saint-Jouan-des-Guérets and Mont-Dol. Always faithful to its artistic line, the festival offers this summer an entirely French program that bears witness to the vitality of our independent scene, from abrasive post-punk to intimate folk, from sunny pop to a dreamy atmosphere.
On the program: the pop-modern heroes of La Femme, the scintillating pop of François & The Atllas Mountains, the meeting at the height of sixties pop between Maxwell Farrington & Le Superhomard, the tribute to Leonard Cohen of H-Burns with The Stranger Quartet, the timeless folk of Raoul Vignal, the punk iconoclast Nathan Roche from Villejuif Underground, Chevalrex and his intimate pop, the haunted folk of the magician Lisa Li-Lund, the soaring odyssey of Grand Veymont, the breakaway pop of Arthur Satàn, the epic rock of Lesneu, Veik and his hypnotic krautrock, the lo-fi power-pop of Special Friend, the incandescent post-punk of Heimat, the aquatic ambience of Roméo Poirier, the timeless indie rock by Hoorsees, the tangy pop of KCIDY, the luminous surf of Beach Youth, the delirious synth-pop of Murman Tsuladze, the bewitching multi-instrumentalist Blumi.
Section 26 playlist
Friday July 30, 3PM (Paris time)
Just because we are immersed in a roller coaster summer between sun and rain, it doesn't mean that we haven't gone from the depths of the underground to the top of the charts for the essence of what makes a perfect pop song. in our opinion, with all its stylistic detours. Here is the summer harvest, bushy, abundant and uplifting
Ducks Ltd, 18 Cigarettes (Carpark Records / Royal Mountain Records)
Cindy, To Be True (Tough Love Records)
The Black Angels, Don’t Fall Down (Light In The Attic Records)
Jack Name & Aoife Nessa Frances, Watching the Willows Burn (Mexican Summer)
Sylvie (Ben Schwab, Sam Burton), Sylvie (via Flexible Distribution)
Shannon Lay, Awaken and Allow/Geist (Sub Pop)
Sufjan Stevens, Angelo de Augustine, Reach Out (Asthmatic Kitty Records)
Hovvdy, True Love (Grand Jury Music)
Little Simz, I Love You, I Hate You (Age 101/AWAL)
122 North, Drive (Too Good To Be True)
Saint Etienne, Pond House (Heavenly / PIAS)
Pearl & The Oysters, Soft Science (feat. Kuo) (Feeltrip Records)
Soccer Mommy, Rom Com 2004 (Loma Vista Recordings)
Low, Disappearing (Sub Pop)
Vaillant, Prince de Perse (Herzfeld)
Amen Dunes (with Sleaford Mods), Feel Nothing (Sub Pop)
Smoke Bellow, Fee Fee (Trouble In Mind)
La Luz, Watching Cartoons (Hardly Art)
Frankie Traandruppel, Charade (Ronny Rex)
Mozart Estate, Record Store Day (Cherry Red Records)
Beige Banquet, Awake (Just Step Sideways / Mangel Records)
Launderette, Limelight (Autoproduction)
W. H. Lung, Showstopper (Melodic Records)
Afflecks Palace, Carpe Diem (Spike Island Records)
Bantam Lyons, Pintor (Music From The Masses (FR) /Gezzelig Records (USA)
Bryan's Magic Tears, Sad Toys (Born Bad Records)
Snapped Ankles, Forest of Your Problems (The Leaf Label)
Caleb Landry Jones, Bogie (Sacred Bones Records)
Nolan Potter, Gregorian Chance (Castle Face Records)
Marta Del Grandi, Taller Than This Shadow (Fire Records)
Gabriel Afathi, However that may be (IN/EX - Grand Bonheur)
Le Bâtiment, Beauté m'est interdite (Autoproduction)
Lonely Kid Quentin, Je n'ai plus vingt ans (Potagers natures / Fourgère Musique)
Mac McCaughan, Dawn Bends (Merge Records)
The Bevis Frond, Little Eden (Fire Records)
Evasion, Dominique André
Friday July 23, 3PM (Paris time)
A whole world of escape
The Amateur (someone who engages in painting, music, sport, science, without the spirit of mastery or competition), the Amateur renews his pleasure (amator: one who loves and loves again); he is anything but a hero (of creation, or performance); he establishes himself graciously (for nothing) in the signifier: in the immediately definitive substance of music, of painting, he is – he will be perhaps – the counter-bourgeois artist.
In Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes (1975)
And this is what sometimes went on in the mid-seventies of the last century. Dominique André is in his studio-apartment, a converted maid’s room on Avenue Junot in Paris. In front of his Revox tape recorder, which can record two tracks separately, is a motley collection of instruments: a children’s organ, a cooking pot, a guitar, a frying pan and various other everyday objects to be rubbed, banged together and gently beaten. On either side of the recorder, an upright piano, a stack of film sound effects records and a vinyl turntable sit waiting. Dominique André turns one of the potentiometers of his Revox machine to the left, and the tape slows down, the continuum loses its flow, and we go back in time.
Friday July 16, 3PM (Paris time)
As part of our partnership with Route Du Rock, La Ville de Saint Malo and RVD Books, we will broadcast on agnès b. radio from 3pm Friday July 16 History of Melody Nelson (original mix) and The Melody Nelson Sessions with all the alternative takes.
Tony Frank "Blue Melody"
Exhibition from July 24 to August 22, 2021 in Saint-Malo - La tour Bidouane
This summer, the festival presents an exhibition of Tony Frank's photographs taken for the legendary cover of “Melody Nelson” by Serge Gainsbourg.
It is essentially based on the book "Bleu Melody" published by RVB which collects all the photographic documents produced in 1971 for the cover and the interior of the album.
The reproduction of the contact sheets, the ektas sleeves and the readings take a behind-the-scenes look at a photo that has toured the world and sheds light on the historical dimension of this shot.
"The photo of Melody Nelson's cover is undoubtedly the one that I hear the most about, even today. At the time, I knew it was an important record for Serge. But I didn't think it was going to be so huge, that it was going to cross time and go around the world ... " Tony Frank.
Free entry / Every day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibition presented by La Route of Rock with the support of Ville de Saint-Malo, RVB Books et agnès b.
Mirror II, The Goon Sax
Friday July 9, 3PM (Paris time)
The Goon Sax have announced new album Mirror II, to be released July 9th on Matador Records. The band’s third album and first for Matador, Mirror lI is a new beginning: a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. The first-person narratives of their school days have graduated into an immersive and fluid world, one where “the narrator changes, the view-point isn’t definitive”. Songs have been made expansive, more universal, more weird— as introduced by the supernatural avant-pop of first single ‘In The Stone’.
UK Tour Dates:
01/09/21 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
02-05/09/21 - End of the Road Festival
06/09/21 - MOTH Club, London
07/09/21 - Pink Room, YES, Manchester
08/09/21 - Mono, Glasgow
Section 26 playlist
Friday July 2, 3PM (Paris time)
Sumptuous new patch in early summer in this playlist of July between prettiness pop (Late Runner, Aldous Harding Mega Bog, Aquaserge, The Umbrellas), groovy purity (Mackenzie Leighton Brainstory), indie acceleration (Wet Leg) or post punk (Pigeon) and a very noisy end with the new Low. We spoil you.
Francis Lung, Lonesome No more (Memphis Industries)
Late Runner, A Handfull of Dust (Crunchy Frog Recordings)
Aldous Harding, Old Peel (4AD)
Mega Bog, Weight of the Earth, on Paper (Paradise of Bachelors)
Aquaserge, Un grand sommeil noir (Made To Measure/Crammed Discs)
Akiko Yano, Stars Afar, Light Journey (Victor Entertainment)
Mackenzie Leighton, Florist by Day (Maison Wisteria / Groover Obsessions)
Brainstory, Long Day (Big Crown Records)
Gilb'R feat. Cosmic Neman, Я не хочу знать (Versatile Records)
Dean Blunt, Sketamine (Rough Trade)
Exek, Too Steep A Hill To Climb (Lulu’s Disco Club)
The Catenary Wires, Liminal (Skep Wax Records)
Anytime Cowboy, Bug Bite (Third Coming Records)
Tracy Bryant, Jeremy Katz, Candy Sky (First & Foremost Records)
Alessio Peck, Amore Bipolare (Kwaidan Records)
The Telephone Numbers, Open The Door (Paisley Shirt Records/Meritorio Records)
The Umbrellas, She Buys Herself Flowers (Slumberland Records)
Wet Leg, Chaise Longue (Domino)
Pigeon Adagio, Bad Visions (830/Bis Auf Der Messer)
Pearie Sol, Real Happiness (HHBTM Records)
Indus, La vie au supermarché (Entre-Soi)
Marie Mathématique, Holopherne (Sdz Records)
Lesneu, Est-ce de ma faute (Music From The Masses)
Maria Violenza , Messine (Kakakids Records)
Nightshift, Outta Space (Trouble In Mind)
Don Nino, A Beautiful Cloud (Prohibited Records)
Six Organs of Admittance, All That They Left You (Three Lobed Recordings)
Damon Albarn , The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive)
Steve Gunn, Other You (Matador Records)
La Luz, In the Country (Hardly Art)
Afflecks Palace, This City Is Burning Alive (Spirit of Spike Island)
Noel Gallagher, Flying On The Ground (Sour Mash Records Ltd)
Low Days Like These (Sub Pop Records)
Alessandro Cortini, Corri (Mute)
Afrique Victime, Mdou Moctar
Friday June 26, 3PM (Paris time)
Initially broadcast in April, Mdou Moctar and his group are making their concert filmed in public in Niamey available in clear on youtube. Enough to dive back into the world of Africa Victim, their latest album released last month at Matador.
The album Africa Victim will be broadcast in full at 3PM on agnès b. radio.
Niamey Live: https://youtu.be/DFZobgLF5Vc
La Piscine + Un Homme est Mort, Michel Legrand
Friday June 11, 3PM (Paris time)
Wewantsounds is delighted to reissue one of Michel Legrand's best soundtracks composed for the French thriller "La Piscine" (The Swiming Pool), released in 1969 and featuring Alain Delon and Romy Schneider. Legrand penned the score straight after "The Thomas Crown Affair" OST and it features the same ultra cool mix of memorable themes, slick jazzy instrumentals and funky pop songs.
The full soundtrack was only released in Japan and France and is now very rare. Three bonus tracks that have never been released on vinyl have been added, all newly remastered and housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve designed by Eric Adrian Lee with new liner notes by Jeremy Allen. As a RSD Bonus we’ve also included Legrand’s ultra rare funky 7”OST of “Un Homme Est Mort" from 1972 in its original artwork.
Philippe Jaroussky playlist
Friday May 28, 3PM (Paris time)
Agnès wanted to invite her artist and musician friends to create playlists for agnès b radio. Discover Philippe Jaroussky's playlist Friday May 28 from 3 p.m. and also available on the spotify agnès b.
28 mai : Toulouse Halles aux Grains - Récital Vivaldi Haendel Philippe Jaroussky
9 juin : Paris - La Seine Musicale - Académie Jaroussky « Beethoven & Co »
19 juin : Philharmonie de Berlin - Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
25 juin : Paris - Théâtre des Champs Élysées – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
27 Juin : Barcelone Palau de la Musica – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
29 juin : Murcia - Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
1 juillet : Genève Victoria Hall – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
3 juillet : Essen Philharmonie – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
5 juillet : Versailles Opéra Royal – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
7 juillet : Hamburg Elbphilharmonie – Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor
Nicolas Ker Never Dies
Saturday May 22, 6PM (Paris time)
Intermezzo Uno & Intermezzo Duo
Friday May 14, 3PM (Paris time)
Intermezzo... A movement coming between the major sections of an extended musical work. Dischi Autunno... A label conjuring black magic between every section in electronic music...
Mapping psychedelic flight patterns between worlds unknown, Noura Labbani and Jennifer Cardini’s electronique noir imprint Dischi Autunno sits right in the centre of dance music’s primordial universe. Italo, acid, electro, disco, emo, alternative, indie, lo-fi, trance, bass, new beat, big beat, synthwave and coldwave; a huge unclassifiable cauldron of moody electronic vapours fuming away at a sultry slow and low tempo.
Swooping low in the shadows since their last outing in November (Pablo Bozzi’s ‘Last Moscow Mule’) the label slides into our DMs (Doc Martens) fashionably late for 2021 with their most explorative and daring dispatch to date: ‘Intermezzo 1 & 2’. Two vital VA collections, 22 tracks in total, the label’s sprawling leftfield network is articulately mapped out in more cosmic detail than ever before.
Some of the destinations may already be familiar as both ‘Intermezzo’ missions occasionally reference previous trips. Label ally and confidant Curses is present and correct (and also responsible for the artwork, along with his wife) as are Younger Than Me, Golden Filter, Chinaski, Kendal, Javi Redondo and Dollkraut. But many more acts featured on here are new to the burgeoning stable; new talent who’ve been grafting at the future coalface under the radar. Zillas On Acid, Mogambo, KOB101, Jacques Satre, A Strange Wedding, Het Morson, Arabian Panther, all of them sharing a spirit for raw, smouldering sonics that sit amid the fringes and between the boundaries. Dark, sexy, heavy sounds that transcend far beyond the dancefloor yet forever have a footing on it, Dischi Autunno’s extended musical work continues to conjure black magic at a time when we need it the most.
Friday May 7, 3PM (Paris time)
What is time in the face of a great album? Those albums that do not age, which never cease to surprise with their innovative freshness, listening after listening, ignoring the years passing by. Heimat's debut album is one of those, which you keep on the shelf or the turntable, like a reassuring fetish object. It is quite legitimate that these two, Armelle and Olivier, proud genius osprings of Cheveu and the mythical The Dreams, have groped their way forward, without any sense of urgency but relying on their solid live experience, indulging in meticulous experimental research in order to sculpt the worthy successor of their « Heimat »-manifesto. If "Zwei" is inspired by marginal lands that were untouched before them, the production and extensive mastering allow the duo's experiments to cross new borders. Armelle's voice moves away from Germanic influences, digging deeper and further south.
These forays make their incongruous music furthermore uncategorizable : more direct and sharp, it nevertheless loses its audience in a limbo of burnt pop, broken but reassuring at the same time.
« Zwei », Heimat’s second album will be released on May 7th through Teenage Menopause Records & Cry Baby. Already available for shipping.
Mutator, Alan Vega
Friday April 23, 3PM (Paris time)
Alan Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered, tireless creativity. Beginning in the late 1950s, when he was a fine art student at Brooklyn College, through his years playing in Suicide, and all the way up until his death in 2016, Vega was constantly creating. That process naturally led to a wealth of material that didn’t see the light of day immediately when it was recorded, which came to be known as the Vega Vault. Mutator is the first in a series of archival releases from the Vault that will come out on Sacred Bones Records.
Mutator was recorded alongside Vega’s longtime collaborator Liz Lamere at his NYC studio from 1995-1996, and it serves as a document of a particularly fertile time in his creative life. He had 11 full-length solo albums come out during the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s - plus numerous collaborations, and Suicide records A Way of Life and Why Be Blue. Mutator wasn’t shelved intentionally, but Vega’s back-to-the- grindstone M.O. meant that he had moved on to making his next record before this one was finished. Lamere and Vega’s friend and confidante Jared Artaud (The Vacant Lots) rediscovered the raw, unmixed recordings from the Mutator sessions in the Vault in 2019. Soon after, they mixed and produced them into the visionary album that was lurking within those tapes.
At the time of the Mutator sessions, Vega was massively inspired by what was happening in the streets of New York - not only the hip hop scenes that were ex- ploding throughout the outer boroughs, but also the literal sounds of the streets, the traffic noise and industrial ambience of city living. That influence trickled into the sounds he and Lamere captured in those sessions. That sensibility, paired with Vega’s unmistakable voice and force of personality, is what made it the great album it is now. The final piece was the production job, completed by Lamere and Artaud 25 years after the songs were first captured.
Glass of Blood, Lisa Li-Lund
Wednesday April 21, 3PM (Paris time)
Discover exclusively from 3pm Lisa Li-Lund's first solo album Glass of Blood which will be released on Friday April 23 on the Pan European recordings label
Glass Of Blood, Lisa Li-Lund
Friday April 16, 3PM (Paris time)
Discover the first 4 singles from the album "Glass of Blood" to be released on April 23, 2021. For the occasion Lisa Li-Lund has also produced a spotify playlist (link available here below) and two jingles which will be broadcast on the radio. The entire album will be listened to on Wednesday, April 21 on all agnès b. radio stations.
Lisa li-lund has had several lives. The Franco-Swedish musician first made her foray (with guitar, piano, vocals) in the anti-folk galaxy. Prolific, she released 10 albums and a slew of EPs whilst touring everywhere from Brazil to the United States & right across Europe. Her curiosity has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as Jeffrey Lewis, Kimya Dawson, The Cairo Gang, The Mountain Goats, Dj Gero, The Wave Pictures and Quixote. This fan of the Stones, Springsteen, Suicide and Dolly Parton has never been locked down to one area of the world. Her forays include lofi Californian pop with her duo Bay Bear and the crazy multi-cultural splurge of the French Cowboys. Another frequented planet ? That of The Big Crunch Theory, an intergalactic electro escape imagined with Gilbr' from the highly influential Versatile label. How to create a bridge between Sun Ra and her folk roots…
These different trips all contributed in their own way to nourishing Lisa's new solo project. It is no coincidence that the songwriter signs her album under her real name. She put "all the colors from the heart - the ghosts, the darkness, the blood, the bones, the mirages, the night and the moon," she says, "are not dark places to me. It's there where I feel safe, and especially myself. "
Recorded between Sweden and France, Glass Of Blood is the story of a quest. After a long period of silence and a project abandoned with DJ Chloé, Lisa came across Arthur Peschaud from the Pan European label who helped her to pursue her ideas and to get back in the saddle. Composed in a moment of graceful chaos with her guitar, synth, childhood piano & drum box, she's set no limits on her latest opus with full band. Mixing dreamlike pop and cosmic electro, her melodies leave all the room for strangeness and experiments.
Her songs, both brutal and tender, tell us about things in life - renewal, space-time travel and above all love (not shared). It all starts with "Janet", a melancholy stroll streamlined that sings of resilience. "Planet", a heady synthetic ritornello, poetizes the shock of collusion against a background of violins and "Muscle Memory of Missing You" sounds a tribute to the 80's pop recounting the absence of the loved one.
The title of the piece "Yes, I could use a glass of blood" sums up the raw and visceral energy that Lisa wanted to infuse into these eleven songs. "This phrase haunts me & accompanies me everywhere. It's been more than 10 years that it keeps running through my heart. As soon as I feel weak, sad, or in danger, I hear it, I recite it, I write it, I sing it, I draw it. For me this glass of blood is the symbol of a vital energy source. "
To bring this cathartic record to life, Lisa worked in pairs for production, mixing and arrangements with her double, Guillaume Léglise (Fictions, Vox Low). He was the only boy in her girlband from The Big Crunch Theory. We also find on Glass Of Blood other valiant "knights" as Lisa calls them. Turzi, Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman from Zombie Zombie, Maxime Delpierre (VKNG, Limousine), Ben McConnell (drummer for JB Dunckel, Au Revoir Simone, Beach House), Clémence Lasme (Moodoïd), Gaspar Claus, Rémi Foucard, Maxime Sokolinski (Hologram with Clara Luciani) have all joined this bloody adventure.
César & Rosalie
Friday April 9, 3PM (Paris time)
After « Les choses de la vie », Transversales proudly presents the first ever LP reissue of this classic Philippe Sarde soundtrack.
« As it happens, Philippe is less interested in his natural function which is to write music sheets... than in the film itself. And I, somehow, am as much, and perhaps more interested in the music than in the film itself. There lies the deep reason for our paradoxical relationship.” These are the words French film director Claude Sautet used to define his collaboration with the French prodigious composer.
The « Cesar et Rosalie » score is like a magical bridge linking baroque and electronic music, mixing Moog synthesizer sequences with acoustic instruments.
Compared to the original CAM LP, this reissue contains 6 unreleased tracks that were removed from the original tracklisting. Among them a Mariage 72 in Bacharach style and a beautiful piano version of the theme performed by Philippe Sarde himself. It obviously contains Romy Schneider’s famous voice-over in the unforgettable track La lettre de Rosalie.
Oxmo Puccino playlist
Wednesday April 7, 3PM (Paris time)
Agnès wanted to invite her artist and musician friends to create playlists for agnès b. radio. Discover the Oxmo Puccino playlist on Monday April 7 from 3 PM (Paris time) and also available on the agnès b. spotify
Mustafa The Poet - Stay alive
Dinos - Cesaire
French The Kid - Broke Toys
Ballaké Sissokho - Frotter les mains
Seu Jorge - Zé do carço
Benjamin Epps - Samba les couilles
Saskia - La Mer
Ben Mazué & Pomme - J'attends
Jade - Diddy
Notorious BIG - Who shot ya
Bob James - Nautilus
Ali & Toumani - Samba Geladio
Kendrick Lamar - Element
James Blake - Always
Section 26 news playlist
Friday April 2, 3PM (Paris time)
First selection of spring with a good thirty titles, whose eclecticism will not surprise regulars. Always on the hunt for obscure newcomers like Spiritual Mafia, Freshberry, Dumb Train or Seppuku, we also went to explore the freshness of more recognized artists like Lana Del Rey, but also JaneWeaver, A Certain Ratio, Gruff Rhys and Aldous Harding who are part of of those who hardly ever disappoint us. Without forgetting the shock Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & TheLondon Symphony Orchestra. A modern pop puzzle, flowery and cheerful, in short ...
01. Jim McCulloch, When I Mean What I Say (Violette Records)
02. Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard, We, Us the Pharaohs (Talitres)
03. Aldous Harding, Revival - cover Deerhoof (4AD)
04. Marinero, Nuestra Victoria (Hardly Art)
05. Sven Wunder, En Plein Air (Piano Piano)
06. Matt Low, Vert Pomme (Microcultures)
07. Lisa Li-Lund, Two Wheels (Pan European Recordings)
08. Marie Delta, Fleurir (La Souterraine)
09. Special Friend, Ennemi Commun (Howlin’ Banana / Hidden Bay Records)
10. Freshberry, 27 Club (autoproduction)
11. Dumb Train, Magmag (Too Good To Be True)
12. Seppuku, The Office (Si Moiré Disques)
13. The Reds, Pinks & Purples, The Biggest Fan (Slumberland / Tough Love)
14. Jane Weaver, Heartlow (Fire Records)
15. A Certain Ratio, Wonderland (Mute Records)
16. Silk Sonic, Leave the Door Open (Atlantic)
17. Lana del Rey, White Dress (Interscope)
18. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Movement 7
19. Field Music, Not When You're in Love (Memphis Industries)
20. Sourdure, Nostra Foeira (Murailles Music)
21. Gruff Rhys, Loan Your Loneliness (Rough Trade)
22. Bosco Rogers, Polar Moves (Bleepmachine)
23. The Peacers, Ms. Ela Stanyon's School of Acting (Drag City)
24. Todd Briefly, The Extensive Waterways of the United Kingdom (Just Step Sideways)
25. Holiday Ghosts, Off Grid (Fatcat Records)
26. Unschooling, Social Chameleon (Howlin’ Banana)
27. Squid, Paddling (Warp)
28. TDA, Présence (Michel Records)
29. Kükens, Conseils (autoproduction)
30. Surprise Barbue, Kabukichō (Zamzamrec)
31. Spiritual Mafia, Lunch (Anti Fade / Ever/Never)
32. The Drin, (I'm) on 75 (Future Shock)
33. Il est Vilaine, Les Mystères de Lorient feat. Narumi Hérisson (Dialect Recordings)
34. Driftmachine, Memories of the Lakeside (Umor Rex)
Rone & Friends
Friday March 26, 3PM (Paris time)
Rone's Rone & Friends album will be available to listen at 3pm on the day it is released worldwide. On the occasion of the release of this album Rone to make a playlist for agnès b. radio, will be present on the Spotify account agnès b.
Mark Cohen, La Fab. playlist
Friday March 19, 3PM (Paris time)
This week for "Friday radio" we are highlighting the artist Mark Cohen for the fist La Fab. playlist for agnès b. radio.
1. ERROL GARNER - Lullaby of Birdland
2. BILLIE HOLIDAY - Do nothin till you hear from me
3 BOB DYLAN - Hurricane
4. NINA SIMONE - Little Liza Jane
5. DAKOTA STATON - Someone to watch over me
6. JOHN COLTRANE - My Favorite Things
7. AHMAD JAMAL - I’ll take romance
8. BOB MARLEY - Crazy Baldheads
9. DAVE BRUBECK - Take Five
10 MAHALIA JACKSON- Didn’t it rain
11. THELONIOUS MONK - Lulu’s back in town
12. YUSEF LATEEF- Love theme from Spartacus
13. MILES DAVIS - Autumn Leaves
14. DONALD FAGEN - I.G.Y. - The Nightfly
spotify : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/238uKGBv27zuESIz5szKRB?si=93ffa66d45af4d30
Section 26 playlist
For 3 years, the Section26 team has been proclaiming its love of modern pop once a day on the web. If it is difficult to be sure of anything these days, there is still one thing we can assure you: each month, for agnès b. radio, we will take stock of our favorite musical releases here through a playlist that will concentrate most of our freshest discoveries, whether pop, post-punk, rock far from dead or electronic. Open your ears!
SECTION26 / TRACKLIST PLAYLIST MARCH 2021
1. Rat Columns, Candlelight (Tough Love Records)
2. White Flowers, Daylight (Tough Love Records)
3. Arab Strap, Here Comes Comus! (Rock Action Records)
4. Ski Saigon, It's Already Tomorrow (Too Good To Be True)
5. Virginia Wing, St. Francis Fountain (Fire Records)
6. Reymour, Le Flot de ces Mots (Knekelhuis)
7. Lael Neale, Blue Vein (Sub Pop)
8. Marina Allen, Oh, Louise (Fire Records)
9. Pi Ja Ma, Bisou (Bleepmachine)
10. Pretty in Pink, Letters (Eternal Soundcheck)
11. Holiday Ghosts, Mr. Herandi (FatCat Records)
12. Ryan Allen, On My Mind (Futureman Records)
13. Dinosaur Jr., I Ran Away (Jagjaguwar)
14. Real Estate, Half a Human (Domino)
15. Spirit of the Beehive, The Server is Immersed (Saddle Creek)
16. Bill Callahan, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Wild Kindness (feat. Cassie Berman) (Drag City Records)
17. Whitney K, Late Night (Maple Death Records)
18. Italia 90, Borderline (Brace Yourself Records)
19. Maraudeur, Face/Figure (Autoproduit)
20. Mustang, Pas Cher de la Nuit (Close Harmonie / Prestige Mondial)
21. Dry Cleaning, Strong Feelings (4AD)
22. Cheval Sombre, Sonic Boom, Curtain Grove (Sonic Cathedral Recordings)
23. Lucy Gooch, Ash and Orange (Fire Records)
24. Maria BC, Devil's Rain (Fear of Missing Out Records)
25. Cassandra Jenkins, Hard Drive (Ba Da Bing Records)
26. Cathal Coughlan, Owl in the Parlour (Dimple Disc)
27. Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, White Elephant (Goliath Enterprises Limited)
28. Matt Sweeney, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Hall of Death (Drag City)
29. Veik, Difficult Machinery (Fuzz Club)
30. Tänzmachine II, Kebabträume (autoproduit)
31. Blackmail, Guinée-Bissau (Yuk-Fü Records)
32. Colleen, Gazing at Taurus - Santa Eulalia (Thrill Jockey Records)
33. Tsirihaka Harrivel, Je Tiens (Teenage Menopause)
34. Kero Kero Bonito, The Princess and the Clock (Kero Kero Bonito)
35. Pauline Anna Strom, Tropical Convergence (RVNG Intl.)
36. La Houle, Toi (Ce Moi) (Music From The Masses)
37. Fritz, Pastel (Inertia Music)
38. The Horrors, Lout (Caroline International)
39. Black Dresses, We'll Figure It Out (blacksquares)
40. Taqbir, Sma3 (autoproduit)
Cubo live sessions volume 2, I:Cube
Friday March 5 2021, 3PM (Paris time)
In exclusivity and for the release of the second volume we going to play on agnès b. radio the 2 volumes.
Improvising as a way to end a track, a moment in time lasting forever, a singularity as a constant: this is the illusion created by I:Cube for these Cubo Live Sessions: to jam and to edit, a free conversation with his machines.
This new found freedom is a natural evolution following years of hard work in the Versatile basement. We used to hear Cube sweating for days on a single sound or loop, we know through those Live Sessions that Cube has realised that perfection is not of this world. Or rather that perfection precisely is that ephemeral instant, that will to capture a dream and bring back a fragment from his multidimensional travels.
From this precarious equilibrium, this big bang, proceeds an entire universe, an almost living organism. I:Cube always touched by grace, smiling demiurge building track by track an ever growing intimacy with his listeners.
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Mutador, Alan Vega
Friday February 26th, 3 PM (Paris time)
Discover "Nike Soldier", the first single of Alan Vega new album "Mutador" release on Sacred Bones records. The album is going to be release in April 23.
Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes, le documentaire
Friday, February 5th, 3PM (Paris Time)
Discover the 3rd compilation Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes.
For this third opus of the compilation Des Jeunes Gens Mödernes, in homage to the post-punk scene and hexagonal cold wave late 70’s early 80’s, Jean-François Sanz and Marc Collin pool their respective discos, carefully selecting 24 tracks, rarities and unpublished for this double LP, BEATITUDE agnès b. MUSIC/ Kwaidan Records, and proposing a retrofuturistic sound journey through this rich, diverse and innovative musical period.
The disc is already sold out, but a second pressing is underway and it will be available again at the end of February in records stores and some agnès b. shops. Meanwhile, you can the pre-order via the Diggers Factory website.
Broadcasting François de Roubaix, “Les Secrets de la Mer Rouge”
Friday January 29th 2021, 3 AM (Paris time)
For the first time on LP, François de Roubaix’s full score for the French TV series “Les Secrets de la Mer Rouge”, an adaptation of the epic travel, through the Middle East, of the famous writer and explorer Henri de Monfreid. This album is a collection of the original (1967) themes and those recorded later in 1975 when the TV series was continued.
In the 1967 soundtrack, de Roubaix uses various flutes, marine conches, and for underwater views, unexpected instruments such as a celesta or a crystal xylophone. By 1975, electronic technology had dramatically developed and this evolution is clearly apparent when one listens to the recordings of the two seasons. For the later 1975 series, de Roubaix composed a new music score, mixing old and new sounds, a great combination of EMS VCS3 synthesizer subtly mixed with acoustic instruments. For François de Roubaix, there was never a border between fiction, life and music, and writing music for “Les secrets de la Mer Rouge” was an extension of his love of the open sea.
We’re New Again, reimagined by Makaya Mccraven
Friday 14 February, at 8pm, do not miss the full broadcast of the album We’re New Again reimagined by Makaya Mccraven on the agnès b. web radio!
Original soundtrack Le Bel été by The Limiñanas
Listen to the Le Bel été soundtrack, composed by The Limiñanas on agnès b. radio on Friday, November 15 from 2:30 pm (Paris time)!
11 tracks, all composed by the duo from Perpignan, with the single One Blood Circle in duo with Etienne Daho, who describes this collaboration as: "I slipped into their music like in a box. Two voice shots and the song was in the box. Some meetings are evidence." E. Daho
Immanent Fire, Emily Jane White
For more than 10 years, Emily Jane White has accompanied us with her enchanting song, and with it the delicacy of her woody folk melodies. Less is known about her social and political involvement. Immanent Fire, her 6th opus (released on November 15), makes an alarming observation: biological annihilation, acceleration of extinction of species, social and economic disorders. The themes are dark, but a new serenity emerges from this album anchored in our time and which will be a landmark. 3 dates in December: 5 Le Botanique (Brussels), 11 Le Grand Mix (Tourcoing) and 12 Les Etoiles (Paris). Listen to Immanent Fire on agnès b. radio on November 15 at 11am (Paris time)!
One Blood Circle, The Limiñanas, featuring Etienne Daho
Listen to One Blood Circle, first single from the original soundtrack of Le Bel Été, movie by Pierre Créton, release in theatres on November 13, directed by The Limiñanas with Étienne Daho, available on November 15th in vinyl and digital, with 11 tracks composed by The Limiñanas, already available in pre-order.
Satis Factory, Mattiel
Following encouragement from Jack White during a chance encounter in Nashville with her chief musical inspiration and eventual touring partner, Mattiel made the crucial decision to jumpstart her musical journey with songs rooted in gospel, rock n’ soul, hip-hop and new wave. Less than five years later Mattiel stands as one of the most singular and buzzed-about acts in rock music. Her new album Satis Factory, the follow up to last years critically acclaimed self titled debut is out now on Heavenly Recordings/PIASlearn more
Sergeï, Lucie Antunes
With Sergeï, Lucie Antunes comes to explode the standards with big blows of chopsticks on the blades of her marimba, her vibraphone, the skins stretched of her battery. Sergeï is the furious project of a young percussionist who made her weapons in a rather classical way and whose horizon does not cease to expand with the dancefloor as a line of sight and the clearly expressed will to tell oneself on a disc. Made without computers or artifacts, this instrumental and percussive music is cut for dance and night with the ambition to break boundaries, shake genres and make the dancefloor more beautiful, softer, bigger, smarter and more open. Lucie’s music is not closed to anyone. Behind each of the tracks that compose his album hides a story, something that has been felt and lived in silence and that comes to explode without shadow. She is there, powerful and sensitive, personal and intense. Released on October 4th.
Providence, Shannon Wright
Shannon Wright is back and releases her new album, Providence, an album played entirely on the piano, instrument for the first time invested as a unique ally to her voice. It is without any other protection and in the form of poems that Shannon Wright declares with all the emotional power that we know a collection of very touching and personal stories.
Shannon Wright’s music provokes a raw and overwhelming emotion. It transports you, invades you and drowns you, but always saves you. It is a journey into a melancholy and restless world, often desperate but terribly vivacious. Shannon Wright’s music is an auditory antioxidant, a benefactor upheaval, an indispensable cure.
Listen in full Friday 20 September at 2pm on the agnès b. radio.
Engine of Paradise, Adam Green
On September 7th, listen to Engine of Paradise, Adam Green’s new album on agnès b. radio!
Adam Green is a successful polymorphic artist, composer, director, painter, sculptor and poet. As a solo artist, he has recorded ten albums, many of which have become cult records, and his songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta and Will Oldham.
On September 6, he released his tenth solo album: Engine of Paradise, recorded in Brooklyn (New York) by Loren Humphrey. To make us wait, Adam Green devoured us the excellent Freeze my Love, but also Cheating On A Stranger where we can hear choirs signed by Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine)!
Exploring the same themes as his next album, Green also publishes his first graphic novel, a psychedelic war epic entitled War and Paradise.
"agnès b. likes..." serie, let's go!
agnès b. lauches a serie of limited edition 45T with Frédéric Lo, Pritchard & Lo, Daniel Darc and many other prestigious guests...
To celebrate the release of the 45T with Frédéric Lo, 1st of the serie, a disc is offered for every purchase in the 3 & 6 rue du Jour shops... on the basis of the "first arrived, first served" mecanism from June 27!
Soon... listen to Frédéric Lo playlist specially done for agnès b. web radio
Maestro In the Chamber
agnès b. supports the release of Maestro In the Chamber, from Maestro, on June 14 and offer you a vinyle for every purchase in the 3 & 6 rue du Jour shops... always on the "first arrived, first served" basis (and until stocks lasts)! Maestro will be playing on June 20 for the Festival 36h at Saint Eustache Church and on September 29 at Philharmonie of Paris within the Catherine Ringer carte blanche.
Listen to all the album on agnès b. web radio Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June from 2pm.
Festival 36 heures Eglise Saint-Eustache
On June 20 and 21, during 36 heures, a free concerts marathon is taking place in the Halles Cathedral... right in front of the very first agnès b. shop opened worldwide!
Many artists followed by agnès b. will play: Léonie Pernet, Maestro and Jeanne Added… to quote few!
"Love in the Afternoon", the summer radio playlists series to listen on agnès b. web radio
Series of mixes and playlists for naps, slow tempo songs, ballads and dreamy soundtracks, on the agnès b. radio from… now! to listen on the agnès b. web radio every Wednesdays and Sundays afternoons from 2pm.
Designed and launched by musician and DJ Matthieu Beck in 2015, Love In The Afternoon invites artists and "Diggers" from all sides to share their ideal musical siesta - Rozi Plain, Kassin, François & The Atlas Mountains, Scott Gilmore or Florent Mazzoleni, among others, did their part.
Love In The Afternoon could sometimes be afternoons parties - a series of events in the collective gardens of Grow Elephant in London in 2016 - or in DJ sets in audiophile places of the English capital - Brilliant Corners, Spiritland - with guests with wide and safe tastes - Bahamian Moor, Time Is Away, Cosmic Neman...