Tahiti 80 will release their new album, Ballroom, digitally and on vinyl
via Minty Fresh on st.
For their sixth album, instead of their usual self-production, the band collaborated with Richard Swift (Tennis, The Shins, Foxygen) for some new ideas. After two years of writing songs, Tahiti 80 and Swift decided on a darker and sexier sound, mixed with their trademark catchy dancey vibe. Frontman Xavier Boyer explains the title of the album: “The Ballroom is a place where a lot of things happen. People get together; couples make up or break up on the dance floor. It's pretty interesting!”
Based in Paris, France, Tahiti 80 has been making waves on the French indie pop scene for years, along with contemporaries like Phoenix, Daft Punk, and Air. Xavier Boyer and bassist Pedro Resende formed the group as college students in the mid-nineties, sharing an affinity for indie music, new wave, and sixties pop. Taking their name from a souvenir t-shirt given to Boyer’s father in 1980, the duo recruited guitarist Mederic Gontier, and with the addition of drummer Sylvain Marchand a year later, the lineup was complete for the time being. However, Marchand eventually developed ear problems forcing him to stop touring and recording, and percussionist Raphaël Léger and keyboardist Hadrien Grange were added to the band.
Ballroom Track Listing:
Love By Numbers
God of the Horizon
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