August 16, 2008
Not In America: Hot Club De Paris' "Hey Housebrick"
Observe the video for a wonderful single from Liverpool, England trio Hot Club De Paris released on Moshi Moshi in the U.K. May 25. The tune "Hey Housebrick!," also appears on the band's sophomore full-length Live At Dead Lake, which was released June 16. When oh when will this fantastic record be issued in North America (or, why oh why doesn't some cool benefactor from the UK just send us the best records in the mail)? After all, the record was recorded here, in Chicago with Brian Deck (he formerly of Red Red Meat, he known for producing records by Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine and Chin Up Chin Up). Live At Dead Lake was also issued in a special two-disc edition, the second disc containing acoustic versions of selected tunes as well as videos. EMusic doesn't have anything by Hot Club De Paris save for the single "Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?", which is actually their weakest tune, in our opinion. Still good, but not as good as the rest. Watch more good vids from Hot Club De Paris at YouTube right here.