CMJ draws hundreds of bands to the streets of New York City, but for this episode of Pulse, we set our sights on one act in particular: Sweden’s You Say France & I Whistle. It was the first time the 5-piece had set foot in the city, but they were kind enough to let us tag along and document their adventure. We also talked to audience members about their first impressions of the group.
Built on highly infectious indie-pop, sprinkled with bells, tambourines and tiny hints of Afro-pop, You Say France & I Whistle put on two stunningly energetic, captivating and fun performances at the Dominion Theater in NoHo and Thompson Hotel on the Lower East Side. Instead of being intimidated by the massiveness of the festival, the group was charming, always expressing how grateful they were for the mere opportunity to share their music with others.
Featured songs: “Johnny Ulysses,” “OMG,” “Atta Boy,” and “When Lovers Die,” by You Say France & I Whistle
Official website for You Say France & I Whistle: http://www.yousayfrance.com/
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