Since the incredible EP they released (it was our #1 EP of last year), we haven’t heard any new recordings from Essaie Pas and were beginning to get a bit antsy. What if they’d decided to stop essaieing??? Well we needn’t have worried. They quietly put this killer dark arpeggiated single up and now we have something perfect to listen to while fleeing the police of the future. Keep running.
Not much is known about Essaie Pas, but they’re a duo composed of Montreal’s Pierre Guerineau and Marie Davidson. They’ve released a couple of other EPs, including a split with Hobo Cubes, but it’s on this new record that they really come into their own. Tout est Jeune may only be five tracks, with one essentially being a slowed-down version of another, but the whole EP clocks in at nearly a half an hour. If it was any shorter it would be deeply upsetting, the world needs as much of their Lynchian electro blues as possible. One of the best records of the year, no question, and hope there’s a full length coming in 2013.
Cassettes are sold out but digital copies are available from Bandcamp.