This week we are thrilled to highlight a brand new label based out of Brighton, in the U.K., called Two-Piers.
They describe themselves as: "Two-Piers is a new label born in lockdown, formed by four people who forgot to get a proper job, putting out re-issues and compilations which need to be heard. No boundaries."
Their debut release is POP PSYCHEDELIQUE (THE BEST OF FRENCH PSYCHEDELIC POP, 1964-2019). We are super excited to have not only an exclusive color from them, but also a Mondo-exclusive sleeve! You will have heard many of these tracks on such shows as THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, KILLING EVE, and THE SERPENT. You can find the full tracklist at the bottom of this blog.
(And, speaking of THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, we thought this was an excellent opportunity to remind you that it is in stock and now shipping!)
As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at 12PM CT, at MondoShop.com. All records are strictly 1 per person.
POP PSYCHEDELIQUE (THE BEST OF FRENCH PSYCHEDELIC POP 1964-2019) 2XLP (Mondo Exclusive)
French Pop - music so effortlessly cool and hip you can't help but fall in love. Psychedelia - fuzzy dance floor music to lose yourself to. Put the two together, and you have an intoxicating mix that is so lush and perfect, with a sound that has helped soundtrack recent hit TV series like THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, KILLING EVE, and THE SERPENT.
POP PSYCHEDELIQUE brings together the early pioneers and superstars of the French Pop sound - Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, with the darlings of the '60s scene - Frances Gall, Gillian Hills, Jacqueline Taieb.
Then, add in the more recent French Psych sounds of L'Epee and The Liminanas (both tracks used in KILLING EVE), the haunting sound of Fabienne DelSol, the '60s Parisien cool of Anna Karina, the Freak Beat Psychedelic Rock of Les 5 Gentlemen, the dance floor joy of Charlotte Leslie's Franco cover of The Capitols soul classic, the eccentric earworm of 'Les Cornichons' by Nino Ferrer, and the sheer Moog pop brilliance of 'E.V.A.' by Jean Jacques-Perrey.
Finish off with Stereolab's take on French pop on "Cybele's Reverie", as well as Air, one of the most influential electronic bands of the 2000s, then go synth psych-pop on 'Don't Be Light', and Pierre Henry's epic Big-Beat anthem 'Psyche Rock' rounds things off perfectly.
Pop Psychedelique ... pure joy!
POP PSYCHEDELIQUE (THE BEST OF FRENCH PSYCHEDELIC POP 1964-2019) 2XLP. A Two Piers record. Music by Various Artists. Mondo exclusive sleeve and colored vinyl. $35
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT - Music from the Netflix Limited Series 2XLP. Music by Carlos Rafael Rivera. Artwork by Alan Hynes. Liner notes by Charlie Bridgen. Mastered for vinyl by Darren Page. Pressed on 2x 140 Gram Color Vinyl. Housed inside a 3D optical illusion die-cut jacket, with two bespoke die-cut inner sleeves. $35
POP PSYCHEDELIQUE - Full Tracklist:
A1) Contact – Brigitte Bardot
A2) Tut Tut Tut Tut - Gillian Hills
A3) Laisse Tomber Les Filles – France Gall
A4) 7AM – Jacqueline Taieb
A5) I’m Gonna Haunt You – Fabienne DelSol
A6) Si Tu Reviens Chez Moi – Les 5 Gentlemen
B1) Roller Girl – Comedie Musicale ‘Anna’ - Anna Karina
B2) Migas 2000 – The Liminanas
B3) Dreams – L'Epee
B4) Les Cornichons – Nino Ferrer
B5) Harley Davidson – Brigitte Bardot
B6) Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son – France Gall
C1) Une Filles C’est fait Pour Faire L’amour - Charlotte Leslie
C2) La Fille a La Moto – Dani
C3) Tu Fais Partie Du Passe – Zouzou
C4) Requiem Pour un c... - BOF ‘Le Pacha’ - Serge Gainsbourg
C5) E.V.A - Jean-Jacques Perrey
D1) Cybele’s Reverie – Stereolab
D2) Don’t Be Light - Air
D3) Psyche Rock (Malpaso Mix by Fatboy Slim) - Pierre Henry