Dfa Records uploaded a couple minutes ago this video and the Mp3 of “Le Goudron” by the YACHT. Actually I didn’t know anything about this issue. So, I just copied the info they gave us. Read it below and download the mp3:
Brigitte Fontaine is an icon of the French avant-garde, a flipped-out weirdo genius who has been consistently releasing great music since the early 1960s. Her singing style–disaffected without seeming like an affectation–her ability to blend humor and major gravitas, her seeming flippancy about life and death, and her willingness to take on serious issues: these are all hugely inspiring to us. So is her path of unswerving weirdness.
We can only hope that our frantic, starry-eyed cribbing of Fontaine makes us better people.
In the meantime, we wanted to pay homage, and so we recorded a cover of one of her greatest songs, Le Goudron. Le Goudron is a surrealist revolutionary song originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, from the crazy-good album Comme A La Radio; we’ve reinvented its naive-apocalyptic candor for a neon-soaked dance floor. And yes, this is a YACHT recording in French! Claire’s first language is French, but we’ve never made a song in her native language before. With a European tour coming up, we figured now’s the time.
Le Goudron is FREE.