Springtime EP

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independance86 Une légère confusion temporelle peut-être due au réchauffement climatique, oriente les français de Le SuperHomard, mené par Christophe Vaillant, à filer vers Madrid pour signer sur Elefant Records, avec en prime un festival de sonorités printanières sur ce SprigTime Ep qui éclot mi-novembre, à mi-chemin entre Alex Pavlou et April March. Autant dire que l’on frise la perfection. Favorite track: Springtime.
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FORMATS: 7" Single [Pink Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / Digital Single

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We are very proud to be able to announce a new group signed to Elefant Records. LE SUPERHOMARD are a french quintent led by Christophe Vaillant, a musician with a history of mod-styled formations, like the band THE STRAWBERRY SMELL and PONY TAYLOR, and who in 2015 began a solitary project that his brother Olivier later joined and which has continued taking shape to become what it is today (Christophe Vaillant, Julie Big, Benoit Pithon, Laurent Elfassy and Thomas Rivello), named in honor of a scene from the movie “Let’s Not Get Angry” by Georges Lautner. Throughout 2017 and 2018 they released a few EPs for the Japanese label Rallye Records and the British label Megadodo. Their music has been played on the BBC by Gideon Coe, Amy Lamé or Stuart Maconie with some very nice columns in the press. At Elefant, we are excited to give you an advance of the imminent arrival of an LP coming at the beginning of 2019, with this Single that will be the perfect appetizer and introduction to the group.

“Springtime EP” includes two songs from the album and two previously unreleased songs, on a 500-copy numbered-limited-edition pink 7” vinyl. “Springtime”, one of the songs from the album, opens the Single: it’s martial, spacey synth-pop, between Étienne Daho and THE HUMAN LEAGUE, with Julie Big’s precious voice. But don’t be fooled - “Springtime” is a great single that showcases the band’s abilities and their great use of synthesizers, but it is immediately followed by the instrumental “Overflight” that aims for the musical principles that “Meadow Lane Park” (the other song from the album) confirms on the B-side: a pop-funk base with echoes of STEREOLAB, resonances of electronic pop, of synth-pop and soft-pop, orchestral arrangements with a lounge spirit, with the level of inspiration of AIR, THE GENTLE PEOPLE, GIORGIO TUMA, THE HIGH LLAMAS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Esquivel, KOMEDA, Barbara Moore, Jean-Jacques Perrey, MODULAR and SAINT ETIENNE. The formula is evocative, elegant, with contained emotions and psychedelia... And if we were talking about STEREOLAB, certainly Laetitia Sadier would have loved to have written a song as fantastic as “Under A Charm”, the other previously unreleased song included on this advance Single: analog buffers, between spacey melodies that evoke BROADCAST and delicious strings from a classicist spirit. It’s a winning combination; unheard of but infallible.

It’s an advance that gives us a heads up about a group with something marvelous to offer, something that is very uncommon in the regular scene, but that alternates melodic ability with powerful arrangements, lysergic evocation with stellar journeys. Can anyone resist an offer like that?

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released November 23, 2018

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Track Name: Springtime
Long lazy days
Feline naps in the shade

I’ll stay alseep

Spring song resounds In the flowers
On the ground
In swaying trees
The humming bees

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss

Strange vivid dreams
Fade away in a haze

I’m not asleep

Maze of my mind
Playing tricks
Lost in time

Spring brings to me
New melodies

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss
Every kiss

Long sunlit days
Fragrant breeze in the shade

Spring brings to me
A whole world to see
Spring sings to me
New melodies

And dreams
Track Name: Overflight
Instrumental
Track Name: Meadow Lane Park
Lie in the shade of the pink cherry trees
And watch all the white clouds vaporize into bunnies
Fenced in for safety and peace of mind
Meadow Lane Park lives in memories of mine
I see now
Love is space and love is time measured by the heart
We never grew apart
On sweet ol’ Meadow Lane

Sometimes I linger on my younger days in torn jeans
Lived many adventures on Meadow Lane's green
Games in the playground defied gravity
Life kept us spinning on a merry-go-round
I feel now
Love is space and love is time measured by the heart
We never grow apart
Sweet ol’ Meadow Lane
Track Name: Under A Charm
Sometimes I feel like telling you
Everything I ought to
That’s working my mind

Whether you want me to
I don’t care because it’s true

Better buckle up now girl
We’re in for a ride

There is some magical spell on me

It’s a call straight to your soul
Every time you are blue
You’ll never be alone no more

Here is one to your heart
Don’t forget that you are gold

All the memories we have gathered
A long long time ago
Come now don’t you be a stranger
You’re still running the show

I feel something I can’t define
The world has got a new shine
Maybe I’ve gone blind?

Under a charm or two
Maybe I have been voodooed?

Under a charm or two
Under a charm or two

Voodoo

I remember the radio station
(Still) playing that old tune
Vaporized out of oblivion
The dark side of the moon
The dark side of the moon
Track Name: Springtime (Radio Edit)
Long lazy days
Feline naps in the shade

I’ll stay alseep

Spring song resounds In the flowers
On the ground
In swaying trees
The humming bees

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss

Strange vivid dreams
Fade away in a haze

I’m not asleep

Maze of my mind
Playing tricks
Lost in time

Spring brings to me
New melodies

Feel the light is dancing on my skin
As we lie in blades of grass

Close your eyes
To imprint each bit
Every moment, every kiss
Every kiss

Long sunlit days
Fragrant breeze in the shade

Spring brings to me
A whole world to see
Spring sings to me
New melodies

And dreams

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