Le Futur Pompiste – Five Hundred Heartbeats

The fab Shelflife label may be based all the way over in America but that doesn’t stop them from tapping into some of Northern Europe’s most precious musical commodities. To Champagne Riot, Burning Hearts and the Radio Dept. you can now add Finland’s (they come from the same neck of the woods as Cats on Fire) Le Futur Pompiste to the list of deliciousness that call Shelflife home. The latter are certainly Stereolab aficionados, offering old synth exchanges and sultry vocals supplied by Jessika Rapo. The best part is that the chorus is really memorable, sometimes songs of this ilk can rely on their adherence to note perfect retro replication but ‘Five Hundred Heartbeats’ boasts a successful twin pronged approach. KD

Le Futur Pompiste – Five Hundred Heartbeats

More Info: Official
Buy Songs: Le Futur Pompiste
Year: 2010

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  1. January 10, 2011

    Wow! This is a find! If I weren’t completely broke I’d be on the Shelflife site right now to get everything they’ve ever done.

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