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Virot, Francois

Marginal Spots

Born Bad
LP $18.50

02/10/2017 3521381540079 

BORNBAD 091 LP 


CD $13.75

02/10/2017 3521383440063 

BORNBAD 091 CD 


French musician FRANCOIS VIROT presents his second solo album, Marginal Spots, following his acclaimed 2008 debut, Yes Or No. That album's lo-fi pop-folk won Virot praise for his staggering melodies and nervous urgency, earning comparisons to artists like Animal Collective. In the wake of its reception, Virot found himself dragged out of the invisibility of Lyon's squats and rushed hastily on stage. He was expected to give his opinion, but no one realized how unprepared he was. He had crafted his songs for himself, the hard way—for such a hyperactive artist, versed in songwriting since childhood, naiveté was not a ploy, and DIY is not a fancy gadget. Now Virot returns with an album that is as much a realization of his obsessions (colorful drums, catchy but devious melodies, referential tangles including The Police, The Ex, Joe Dassin...) as a declaration of independence from indie pop laws. Marginal Spots is François Virot at his core, oblivious to the illusion of success, directly plugged into his heartbeat.

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