VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier’s “Lightning Thunderbolt”


Upon playing this song, it didn’t quite gel with me at first. Where was Laetitia Sadier going with this? I also questioned why I wasn’t feeling it: the moodiness of the vocals? Too sparse? What turned things around was the analog (or analog-sounding) synths about 1:07 in, where it reminded me of old PBS shows and film strip music. Then comes something that sounds like a Melodica. It’s a bit like lo-fi indie rock, or “we ran out of electricity” grunge, but even that is kinda half-assing how good this is. I played the song for the second, third, and fourth times, which lead me to think “aaah, I believe I got it and if I don’t, the it I like is appreciated.”

Sadier recorded the Silencio out on Drag City, and one of the songs on there is the video you see above. What you’ll see ahead: a European tour:

November 5… Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute)
November 6… Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast)
November 7… Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s)
November 9… Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club)
November 10… Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh)
November 12… Cardiff, UK @ The Globe)
November 13… London, UK @ XOYO)
November 14… Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s)
November 16… Ghent, BE @ Muziekcafe Charlatan)
November 17… Cologne, DE @ King Georg)
November 18… Berlin, DE @ Berghain)
November 19… Munich, DE @ Orangehouse)
November 21… Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair)
November 22… Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere)
November 25… Brodeaux, FR @ Le Comptoir du Jazz)

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