Drive Tour: College, Anoraak, Electric Youth
When Frédéric Rivière says something along the lines of “the sun and the sea are really important to me,” it’s easy to think, ‘Oh great, another chillwave artist who enjoys long walks on the beach and sitting on the dock of the bay all day.’ If only things were that simple. While he’s certainly into laser-guided synth lines and sepia-toned nostalgia trips, Rivière’s debut album as Anoraak (Wherever the Sun Sets) is more indebted to Italo disco, Motown-schooled funk and sepia-toned pop music—think: M83 on Ecstasy—than anything that’s lo-or-glo-fi.
Which makes sense. After all, it’s not like the French producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist picked up his first battery-powered keyboard yesterday. Truth be told, Anoraak began as a bedroom-based project about eight years ago, as Rivière searched for sound engineer work and found nothing but bar gigs.
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- Drive Tour: College, Anoraak, Electric Youth
- August 7, 2012 7:30 pm
- June 6, 2012
- Club Congress
311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ, 85701, United States