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Portrait of French Kicks

French Kicks

About French Kicks

New York, NY

French Kick
(Vagrant Records - Digital: April 1, 2008 / Physical: May 20, 2008

French Kicks to Release New Albu
US Tour Dates Announce

"The French Kicks have managed to wrestle free of typecasting to produce music that's uncharacteristically sophisticated and upbeat.” - Vanity Fai

French Kicks are set to release, Swimming, the band’s second album on Vagrant Records, this spring. The new record will be available exclusively through iTunes on April 1st and in stores on May 20th

With Swimming, French Kicks have delivered their finest album to date. Produced and mixed entirely by the band, the album features some of the quartet’s most melodic recordings to date with standout tracks "Abandon", "Said So What" and "Over The World". It is an album that demands your attention by revealing new sounds, notes and harmonies with each listen

For vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Nick Stumpf, Swimming is "by far the closest we've come to getting the sound we wanted.” By capturing both the palpable and raw elements, the French Kicks have created a complex yet sophisticated pop album.

"On this record, we hoped to capture the joy of friends playing together in a relaxed way. We used a lot of first and second takes and tried to preserve a sense of immediacy and discovery that comes from putting things down before you really have a chance to think too hard. It's bolder, and at the same time more intimate, than anything we've done," says guitarist/vocalist Josh Wise who sings lead vocals on “Said So What,” With The Fishes,” “Carried Away,” and “All Our Weekends”. Nick Stumpf sings lead vocals on the remaining eight tracks

The band will be launching a US tour on April 1st with the first of three shows at Mercury Lounge in New York City. More tour dates to be announced soon

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