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These kids living in Brooklyn share an insanely devoted love for '60s French pop relics like Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Brel, resulting in music that is accurately derivative albeit a bit too kitschy from time to time. If there's one thing going for them, however, it's a total mastery of the pop form. With male and female vocals and sweet harmonies, the confounding French lyrics don't seem to need a translator, just a groove. The septet is decidedly funky, and fuzzy keyboard lines mix with clean bouncy guitars for a product that's always spunky if a bit repetitive. In Les Sans Culottes' favor, it's arguable that most discerning listeners would have no trouble believing that this was created in another country almost 40 years ago. Other than a few edgier yelps and some high-tempo hipster punk changes, this group is true to its roots. All that remains to be asked is whether the bandmembers have any links to these roots or their faux French approach is just plain pretentious. ~ Peter J. D'Angelo, Rovi


Formed: 1998 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Influenced greatly by 1960s French pop, les Sans Culottes moved in 1996 to Brooklyn, NY, where the group of eccentric musicians established itself with wild, outgoing live performances. Led by Clermont Ferrand and frisky chanteuses Kit Kat le Noir and Celine Dijon, les Sans Culottes (which translates to "those without undergarments," but also refers to the working-class members of the Third Estate during the French Revolution) found inspiration in the classic French pop of such artists as Serge Gainsbourg,...
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