43 minutes | Jun 7, 2021

French Kicks "Swimming" - How A Garage Rock Band Went Out On Their Own Terms

If you were a garage rock, post-punk band from the 2000s, chances are your music was going to be compared to The Strokes, or Interpol, or fill-in-the-blank heavy-hitter from that era. For the French Kicks (a band from you guessed it: New York), they couldn't shed the comparisons, and their moderately popular releases never caught on like their fellow New Yorkers did. So on their self-produced fourth album (and unfortunately their last), Swimming, they decided to stop trying. And the resulting record ended up being on of their most endearing, with stripped-down intimate songs chock full of poppy hooks and catchy choruses.Tracklist French Kicks - Abandoned French Kicks - New Man French Kicks - Said So What French Kicks - Knee High French Kicks - The Way You Arrive French Kicks - Love In The Ruins This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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