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)

VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier’s “The Rule of the Game”

Laetitia Sadier “The Rule of the Game” from Drag City on Vimeo.

The new video by Laetitia Sadier looks like it was done with a super 8mm camera, or at least done through an 8mm filter. It gives it a lo-fi homemade feel, and as you watch and listen, the vibe is very clean and tranquil before it hits the four minute mark. Then the tranquility of the song goes away and becomes something else.

The track is from Sadier’s Silencio album on Drag City, which you can order below via Amazon.