Sometimes operating under the fuller-sounding moniker of Les Mentettes Orchestra, Buenos Aires pop conglomerate Les Mentettes, orchestra less, released this three-track EP back in March. Bouh! is a lovely and apt introduction to Les Mentettes, a band supremely invested in 1960s chansons, big-band assemblage, and dream pop (the nice kind, not the nightmare kind).
Les Mentettes promises to hit the studio this month to start recording their follow-up to 2011’s Songs for an Imaginary Film, a title that fits the band’s whimsical and dramatic approach quite well. Each pop song finds momentum in its playfulness and soulfulness, carrying out its emotions into fulfillment. Listen to the EP below.