Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song

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Au Revoir Simone - "Sad Song" (Official Video) from their "Bird of Music" release.

Directed by Brendan Colthurst and Vikram Gandhi.

Production Company: Disposable Television

(C) + (P) Au Revoir Simone (2007)


The Bird of Music is the second album by American indie pop trio Au Revoir Simone. It was released on March 5, 2007, on the Moshi Moshi label in the UK, and on their own Our Secret Record Company label in the US.

They promoted the album by a US tour with Peter Bjorn and John and Voxtrot from April through June.

British Vogue said of the album,
“Eschewing the typical guitar-heavy band set-up for old-school synthesizers and vintage drum machines, [Au Revoir Simone] create dreamy synth-pop. Their soft ethereal vocals laid over spare homemade drumbeats are reminiscent of Air and Stereolab".

Spin said, "Powered by vintage keyboards, a lockstep beat-box, and gorgeous, wide-eyed warbling, the Simones create make-out music for your inner android".


Au Revoir Simone is an American dream pop/synth-pop band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2003. 

The group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard/bass) and Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard).

The band's name comes from a line Pee-wee Herman says to a minor character (named Simone) in Tim Burton's 1985 film Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

The group's musical inspirations were compared by the band's European label, Moshi Moshi Records, to "a dutifully mined musical thrift store"; these diverse influences include Modest Mouse, Stereolab, the Mountain Goats, Louis Prima, Pavement, the Beach Boys, Björk, Broadcast, Belle & Sebastian, David Bowie, Bee Gees and Billie Holiday.

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