French electronic duo Agar Agar are finally touring state-side! See the dates below.
We love French music and it’s ability to effortlessly demonstrate dueling levels of romanticism and mystery. It’s a combination that has long characterized and fueled the music spilling out of the country, regardless of genre. One of the newest French duos trying their hand at this incomparable concoction of sound is Agar Agar. The electronic / synth-pop group consists of Clara Cappagli and Armand Bushel. The pair met a few years ago while students at Beaux Arts school of Cergy-Pontoise in Paris. First producing tracks to celebrate the retirement of their school’s librarian. The collaboration led to the duo uploading a few recordings on SoundCloud, including their debut single “Prettiest Virgin” in April 2016. The track gained immediate traction and international attention.
The duo continued to collaborate, following up their debut single with the release of their Cardan EP via French label Cracki Records. The 5-track EP, which collectively boasts over 10 million Spotify streams, is an exciting mixture of electronica and moody synth-pop. The synth-heavy tracks often carry explosive bass lines and are perfectly paired with Clara’s deep and sultry voice. It makes for a strong debut effort, and only serves to reiterate the duo’s natural talent and expressionism. Recently, the duo teamed up with Les Inrockuptibles to perform a surprise concert near Place Saint-Michel in Paris.
Wed 3.7 – Montréal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa (SOLD OUT)
Thu 3.8 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri 3.9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (SOLD OUT)
Sat 3.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Mon 3.12 – Washington, DC @ DC9