13 Songs, 52 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

Keith meets Belle and Sebastian?

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Bright, smart and happy music! It combines the best feel-good sounds of sixties pop with sly lyrics and excellent songcraft. I found this artist by following the "also bought" list while purchasing the Aluminum Group. If you enjoy them, try this. If you enjoy this, try them.



Hi All you Ituners!!!
This is a great piece of music! There are some awesome standouts on this record. The think you cannot go another minute without downloading "Parallel Lives" (About the lead singer's sad divorce), "People Mover", and "It's the Minor Chords that Kill You"...all 3 of those songs are on constant rotation on my iPod. This music seems to go great with rainy days...but it is not sad music. It is just music that makes you think a lot about your life, your past, your future, and anything else that comes to mind. It is also very difficult to compare them. There are a few songs that they perform that sound like Clarence Clemons is playing Sax and the East Street Band is going to climb out of the woodwork, but for the most part they are pretty unique. I live in Chicago and they seem to do a lot of gigs based from there. So I would highly recommend seeing them play live!

About Le Concorde

Le Concorde is the second group name adopted by singer/songwriter Stephen Becker, following his previous one, Post Office. Becker, a Northwestern University Ph.D. who grew up in Seattle, had two album releases as Post Office, 1996's Public Displays of Affection and 2001's Chris Stamey-produced Fables in Slang on the indie label Spade Kitty Records while based in New York. He then relocated to Chicago and launched Le Concorde, employing brothers Ellis Clark and Tom Clark of Epicycle as well as Ed Tinley and Dave Cotini as collaborators in the recording studio. His first release under the new moniker was the 2004 EP Le Concorde, followed the next year by the full-length Universe and Villa on March Records. For his next record, the 2007 EP Suite, Becker began working in Los Angeles with former Scritti Politti keyboardist Mike Gamson. The results were to Becker's liking and he kept Gamson on as a collaborator for the next album, House, which was released by Le Grand Magistery in 2010. Along with longtime musical partner Tinley, legendary Chicago house music producer Vince Lawrence worked on the album, which was the project's sleekest and most pop record to date. ~ William Ruhlmann



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