A little more than three years after the release of Springtime Devil, Les Deuxluxes are back with their new album Lighter Fluid, out today via Bonsound. To celebrate, the two-piece unveils a flamboyantly far-out video for the album’s title track. This new music video follows the single Everything of Beauty, released last January. The album launch marks the beginning of the Lighter Fluid tour, which kicks off tonight at La Petite Boîte Noire in Sherbrooke.
Inspired by 60s art films and the first music videos to come out of that era, Lighter Fluid was directed by Ariel Poupart, who has worked with Les Deuxluxes on their videos for Tobacco Vanilla and My Babe & Me. Enveloped in smoke and standing before a liquid light backdrop, our protagonists submerge us in the colourful world of their new album.
Watch and share the video for Lighter Fluid via YouTube.
Les Deuxluxes’ new album is available in store and online.
Laced with psychedelicism, yet firmly anchored in rock’n’roll, Lighter Fluid was written in the reclusive countryside where Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry isolated themselves from the world. The record is a bold, eccentric collection of 11 analog tracks, recorded live in a 19th century church by their longtime collaborator and producer Francis Duchesne. We set out to capture the rich acoustics of the all-wooden 150 year-old chapel and make use of its glorious natural reverb, explains the band.
On this new album, Les Deuxluxes experiment with musical patterns, repetition and songwriting; included are two songs in French (Vacances Everest, L’insistance) and one in Spanish (Encender). The hypnotizing universe of Lighter Fluid is represented on the album’s cover by using stained-glass lettering over a photograph of the couple, immortalized on 35mm lomochrome film.
In addition to tonight's show in Sherbrooke, Les Deuxluxes will continue their tour across Quebec, including a launch show at the Fairmount Theatre in Montreal on March 26th. This spring, the rock ‘n’ roll duo will fly off to Europe for a month-long tour across France, Belgium, Spain and Germany. Visit their website for more information.
28/02 Sherbrooke, QC // La Petite Boîte Noire
29/02 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
07/03 Quebec City, QC // Le D’Auteuil
11/03 Gatineau, QC // Le Minotaure
13/03 Sutton, QC // Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier
26/03 Montréal, QC // Théâtre Fairmount
28/03 Trois-Rivières, QC // Le Gambrinus
02/04 Jonquière, QC // Côté Cour
03/04 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
04/04 Dolbeau, QC // Vox Populi
17/04 Sint-Niklaas, BE // De Casino
18/04 Namur, BE // Belvédère
21/04 Granada, ES // Sala Planta Baja
22/04 Albacete, ES // La Cachorra Yé-Yé
23/04 Zaragoza, ES // Las Armas
24/04 Meco, ES // Festival Cuatro Plazas
25/04 Donosti, ES // Dabadaba
26/04 Bilbao, ES // Rabba Rabba Girl
29/04 Brest, FR // Cabaret Vauban
30/04 Angers, FR // Joker’s Pub
01/05 Paris, FR // Supersonic
02/05 Lorient, FR // Le Galion
10/05 Berlin, DE // Urban Spree
13/08 Saint-Fabien, QC // Vieux Théâtre de Saint-Fabien
14-15/08 Shigawake, QC // Shigawake Music Festival
22/08 Shawinigan, QC // SqWatt ta ville
26/09 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // La Chèvre
02/10 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150
03/10 Shawinigan, QC // Trou du Diable