Illustration by: Elizabeth Moch

Sunday, June 15, 2008

From The Throne Of The Third Heaven... comes... Le Loup!

Le Loup, which means "The Wolf" in French, issued their first album with the super long, folk art-inspired title-- The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, on the Hardly Art label which is a subsidiary of Sub Pop. Categorized under indie-slash-experimental, this progressive septet (that's 7) from the D.C. area teamed up less than a year ago and have been touring all over with The Ruby Suns and Bodies of Water.

Le Loup brings a variety of instruments and chorus with four guitarist, a drummer and plethora of toys such as a French horn, tambourine, banjos, keys and other surprises from the Mary Poppin's chest. These kids all sing and clap and play oh-so-cute melodies with lyrics like "Give your heart to us/Give your soul to us" in "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!" it is clear they are celebrating one thing...our demise! Adorable.

I first heard this band when I saw their music video at the Flux Screening at the Hammer Museum in May. I didn't catch the bands name until I unknowingly downloaded the oh so familiar track. Watch the video, it gave me chills.

MP3 Le Loup - Planes Like Vultures
MP3 Le Loup - We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!

Le Loup - Official Site
Le Loup - Myspace

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