Kiss Off into l'Air  

Pierre's new album of French versions of his favorite songs is almost mixed and ready to release.

Here's a preview, the song is "Baiser en l'Air," a French version of the classic Violent Femmes song "Kiss Off." It features drums by Chris Stromquist, and it was mixed by Ryan Mall. All other instruments, vocals, and translation by Pierre de Gaillande.

Enjoy!

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  1. Baiser en l'Air

GOOD REPUTATION OR FROG POP 

Pierre is putting the finishing touches on a new album of French versions of his favorite indie, punk, and pop songs, including songs by Violent Femmes, Pixies, Meat Puppets, Fugazi, Bob Dylan, Minutemen, and Camper Van Beethoven, Vic Chestnut, and Justin Bieber. Mixing is almost complete, and the final product should be ready by mid-summer. These are new takes on some of Pierre's favorite artistic declarations of punk resistance, mostly recorded solo at his remote forest studio hideout, with some help from some talented friends.The album is as yet untitled, but some working titles are Good Reputation, and Frog Pop. Suggestions welcome.


Pierre sent a preview of the song "Merchandise" by Fugazi to the good folks at Dischord and was ecstatic to get a favorable review by his hero Ian MacKaye, who wrote "I very much enjoyed your take on the song." So very cool.


Check out a video of drummer Chris Stromquist laying down some heavy groove on the Meat Puppets' "Up on the Sun" (Sur le Soleil.)

 

HANG IN THERE, WINTER 

PIERRE DE GAILLANDE is currently working on sound design for "Fire for Girls," a film by Harsha Menon shot in Dehradun, India.  

OPEN KIMONO plays Barbes on Saturday, March 24. Pierre de Gaillande digs into his deep bag of music with hotshots Daria Grace, Anton Sword, and Dylan Nowik.   
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And BAD REPUTATION continues to enlighten and surprise a world-weary, sophisticated audience with the mad, gorgeous, subversive songs of French anarchist poet Georges Brassens. At Barbes in Brooklyn on Thursday, April 26. 

MAKE ART. RESIST. VOTE. REBUILD.