Friday, May 30, 2008

Take me back to East Berlin

Berlin is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend a visit. Lawrence, Kansas-based group Les Somnifères recently captured all that is good about this fine German city (absinthe, punks, pretzels, the King Kong Klub, etc.) with their song "East Berlin".

Les Somnifères are Lawrence's newest (only?) French-friendly act, weaving hints of baroque pop, cabaret and folk into their gentle compositions. The majority of the group's songs are half in French and half in English, as the three founding members—Anissa Svenson, Rebecca Watts and Kathrine Bogart—met while studying abroad in France. Upon their return to the mother country, the trio enlisted the help of Martinez Hillard and Jeff Milberger (also of The Jen Say Kwahs) and guitarist Derek Branham.

Les Somnifères - East Berlin

- a.m.p.m.

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