Grifff Pifff

by Lesbo Vrouven

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Français:
Lesbo Vrouven est de retour avec un nouvel album qui s’appelle Grifff Pifff pour vrai. 12 chansons post-pink, illustrées par 12 artistes magnifiques. Une espèce de carte secrète du multivers. Lourd de riffs et lourd en émotions.

L’inébranlable trio composé de Sam Murdock (Oromocto Diamond), Hugo Lebel (Les Goules) et Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin (Mauves) joue avec fougue des chansons tristes et dansantes inspirées de l’intemporalité de Jack Kirby et d’un coeur brisé. C’est la suite logique de Je Reviens Geneviève et Encore La Mort, mais un peu plus intense et illuminé. Lesbo Vrouven n’a jamais sonné aussi incroyable.

Enregistré en secret à l’été 2015 dans la canicule du Bunker d’Auteuil par Jean-Philip Tanguay, ensuite mixé par Jim Dumas et matricé par Ryan Morey, les mots, les riffs et les images on pris un temps fou à s’assembler, mais quand tout est sorti de la grande noirceur, ça c’est transformé en vinyle rose. Disponible aussi en CD, K7 et Digital. C’est la parution P572 numéro 71. La sortie en France est orchestrée par Catulle & Ramón de Bordeaux et la cassette sort avec Ajax Cassette. C’est fou-fun-post-pink dansant. MMMMM.

English:
LESBO VROUVEN is back with their third album, GRIFFF PIFFF. It's heavyhearted and full of Danse-Punk riffage. 12 post-pink songs illustrated by 12 glorious visual artists; 12 interconnecting tracks forming a hallucinogenic map to the multiverse and the negative zone.

The loud and unpredictable trio composed of Sam Murdock (Oromocto Diamond), Hugo Lebel (Headache24) and Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin (Mauves) are playing frenzied songs of love, passion and sorrow, inspired by the timelessness of Jack Kirby and a deep heartbreak. This record is a continuation of the previous two albums, yet it channels something deeper. Lesbo Vrouven has never sounded so colourful.

GRIFFF PIFFF was secretly recorded in July 2015 in the cosmic basement of the Bunker d'Auteuil by Jean-Philip Tanguay, then brilliantly mixed by Jim Dumas and mastered by Ryan Morey. It took forever to get all the words, riffs and images together, but once everything finally emerged from the dark places, the vision to make a truly special object came to fruition. It's P572 release number 71 and it's available on CD, LP, cassette and as a digital download with the help of Ajax Cassette and Catulle & Ramón for the Euro Zone. Wrap yourself in all this fiction, make something beautiful every night, you have to feel it inside your guts and let it ring forever. Ri Vo Lu Ti."

They previously played played most major festivals in Québec, FME, Osheaga, Pop Montréal, Festival d'été de Québec. And shared the stage with bands like Duchess Says, We are Wolves, Hot Hot Heat, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Sharp Like Knives, The Famines and Beirut. See Lesbo Vrouven on tour this fall in Quebec and Ontario and everywhere else in 2017.

REVIEW:
''Excellent album. Occulte et sombre, mais avec juste assez de lumière pour y trouver son chemin et s'amuser.'' -Joël Martel

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released November 19, 2016

LESBO VROUVEN
GRIFFF PIFFF TOUR 2016
2016-11-03 : (Québec, Le Knock Out)
2016-11-12 : (Rimouski, Coop Paradis) + We Are Wolves + BLSSM
2016-11-18 : (Trois Rivières, Le Zénob) + Charrue
2016-11-19 : (Québec, Le Pantoum) + Charrue
2016-11-24 : (Montréal, Quai des Brumes) + Victime + Eliza
2016-11-25 : (Toronto, Ontario) + HotKid
2016-11-26 : (Windsor, Phog Lounge) + Paul the Tailor
2016-11-27 : (Ontario)
2016-12-02 : (Chicoutimi, Le Sous-Bois) + We Are Wolves
2016-12-03 : (Dolbeau, Vox Populi) + We Are Wolves

Hugo Lebel: Bass
Sam Murdock: Guitar + Vocals
Jean-Christophe Bédard Rubin: Drums

Recorded by Jean-Philip Tanguay (Bunker d’Auteuil, juillet 2015)
Mixed by Jim Dumas (Ajax Sound Studio)
Mastering by Ryan Morey
Fourth World recorded at MMMMM Museum
Espi O Reggae guitar: Earthworm Jim
Bronchi scream: Jauntily Enghi Papa
Pifff USA poésie: Greedy Kidney
Words + Musique: Sam Murdock
Arranged by Les Lesbo Vrouven

Layout + Design Vrou Vrou : Gab Pelletier
Team Pochette: Sam Murdock + Gab Pelletier
Lesbo Trio photos: Jeff Gravel
Anglo overlord : Christine LeMessurier
Correction des textes: Magali Paquin
Deschambault Producer: Sébastien Leduc
Bordeaux opérateur: Sol Hess

Cover Illustration:
Meghan Hildebrand (A letter from charlie)

FFF FFF Illustrations:
Jimmy Beaulieu (Grifff Jaune & Pifff Rose)
Pierre Bouchard (Deux)
Gina Sposto (Babe)
Louise Evans (XO Zealando)
Seth Smith (Fresh flesh)
Vincent Giard (Poursssaaammm)
Laurence Lemieux (Evasion)
Martine Dupuis (Là bas)
Laureline Mattiussi (Naufrageurs)
Francisco Ratti (Sin título)
Laura Dawe (Hands)
Pierre Guignard (夜啼鬼)
Jack Kirby (New Gods)

Canada : P572 LP 71
France : Catulle & Ramón CR005

WEBSITE: lesbovrouven.com
LABEL CANADA: P572.com
LABEL FRANCE : Catulle & Ramón Records
DISTRIBUTION: Outside-music.com
CONTACT / BOOKING: info@p572.com
FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/pages/Lesbo-Vrouven/115550655212802

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Track Name: Coloris
Words are not coming easy this time
All I see is colour
A book on Klimt
Your golden silence
Is always running sad
In a rush for nothing

I'll draw my way back into your heart
You've got godlike colours
And fearlessness
So don’t you worry
Your mom will be ok
Jack Kirby said it in 1971
Track Name: MMMMM
You lost a life once
Your nose is full of bleeding ideas
She sees the future, alone with numbers
It's no gospel, it's just some sad bike ride

I don't know what's going on
It's just a cut and paste
You took that city away from me
Future fiction, said MMMMM

Poor bleeding soul queen
You feel so low now, naked midnight
You're keeping time with shadows and water
Why did you leave Temagami Lake?

It's the fiction of millions
But you played it alone
Timestream from your fingers to your bed
Please make it out of the slums, MMMM

You have such a pure, pure, dirty heart
Paolo Soleri on drugs
If you lose the queen, what does it mean?
Track Name: Ri Vo Lu Ti
That girl you wanted, she's gone
That boy you wanted, he's gone
That girl you wanted, she's gone
That song you wanted, it's gone

That singer you loved, he's dead
In violence we forget who we are
Where are you when I could drink you up?
These words were invented for fighting
But I use them out of despair
Track Name: New Seälånd
Talk about people, it makes them more real, she said
You have secrets as old as me, beach-like and dirt-free
Get off the grid, the music is over, your face is a beach now
You're the only one who's holding you down

No ice left to keep your island from floating
The top of the world is so empty and silent now
We could live the life of the sea, take a minute for us
I am your secret cove, you are New Seälånd

The North Sea is so choppy tonight
J'taime sur le bord de la mer du nord
The North Sea is so choppy tonight
Her tears of joy were beams of light
Track Name: Spy Ra
Spy Ra comes in the night

The future is all so very bleak
But everything is forever in motion
I know what you do from a pretty distance
I talk to you every night for free
It's the smell you have when you give up
That makes you feel your age
I will cast you a spell in the night
Just so you feel less lonely
We will always exist side by side
As part of the multiverse
You make it all legit for an instant
When the darkness comes

Spy Ra comes in the night
Track Name: Espi O
And I began thinking along those lines. And the New Gods evolved from those lines. And I began to ask myself ‘Everybody else had their Gods, what are ours?’ What is the shape of our society, in the form of myth and legend? Who are our Gods? Who are our evil Gods, and who are our good ones? And I tried to resolve them in the New Gods. And I came up with very, very interesting characters, and very good sales, which satisfied me immensely. Now, I didn't resolve the questions; I'm a guy who lives with a lot of questions. I say, ‘What's out there?’ And I try to resolve that, and I never can. I don't think anybody can. Who's got the answers? I sure would like to hear the ultimate one, but I haven't yet. And so I live with a lot of questions. And I find that entertaining. I find that
entertaining. And if my life were to end tomorrow it would be fulfilled in that manner. I would say the questions have been terrific.
Track Name: LL
Midnight, minuit, and it's alright
Making out in the absence ov light
This is the end, time to wake up
Algorithme Anytime

LL, you're wasting up for me
LL, you left your island boy
It's cause you pfff at the world
And you just poke at the boys

Midnight, minuit, and it's alright
Making out in the absence ov light
This is the end, time to wake up
Calypso Bronco

Midnight, minuit, and it's alright
There's more to it, but I can't sing
We're not afraid and loud like love
Fuck le snifo snif

LL, you're wasting up for me
LL, you left your island boy
It's cause you pfff at the world
And you just poke at the boys

Midnight, minuit, and it's alright
There's more to it, but I can't sing
We're not afraid and loud like love
Future hard romance
Track Name: Pou
I'll hold up your frame, satellite lover
Things would get, I said, better if they could
I know you think you've lost it
It's under your tongue for a reason
There was a before, a bookstore, and now the boy is calling you again
You stayed in your room all night, empty, forever

They're not your friends, they’re on TV
Just leave this sickening feeling by the bedside
The world is a very dark place, you know
This is the feel good moment of your life. There's no edit.
¿Por qué no se van? ...no se van del país???
Track Name: Grifff Pifff
S: Grifff Pifff le fun pogne plus comme avant. Il fait juste -2 et j'ai frette en crisse. C'est comme 100 ans de chagrin médiéval juste parce que t'existes un peu. Grifff Pifff ton champagne est froid, t'es comme devenue un glacier. Des fois ça prend du sang, pas juste du colorant. Une comédie sentimentale pornographique. Grifff Pifff j'arrive plus à lire. J'suis comme bouffé par les vagues. Le silence, le son de l'aspirateur, les abeilles. T'as oublié ton manteau de deux mille saisons, pis ton esturgeon. Grifff Pifff j't'ai donné les pires années de ma vie. Tu m'aimais aux trois-quarts et moi juste à moitié. J’m’ennuie des nuits de pluie avec toi au lit, à se toucher l'estuaire. La vie qui part entre le rhum et l'imprimerie. Ça fait trois mois, j'ai l'impression que ça fait 15 minutes. Le poster de Death From Above. Ta petite moue rouge sur l'oreiller. Des Moomins entre tes cuisses. Du miel partout, ton lit est comme une ruche. T'es trop sucrée. Grifff Pifff j'ai mal au coeur. C'est ton pays qui m'abandonne. C'est du sang, du sang, pas du colorant.
G: Je sais que tu m'écris encore et j'ai gardé toutes tes lettres Mais je ne veux plus te lire. Si tu découvres ma nouvelle adresse, ne passe pas chez moi. Écris-moi quand je vis sous terre et je vais lire les lettres inversées. Encore mieux, chuchote tes messages à la lune. Elle va écouter et peut-être encore te répondre. De temps en temps je pense à toi. Je descends à travers les tunnels du champ des possibilités, et je vois les univers parallèles où nous sommes en bons termes. Certains sont magnifiques. Dans un, j'ai 30 ans et je suis enceinte avec ton enfant. Dans un autre, nous nous rencontrons et nous nous séparons et nous ne discutons plus jamais, mais nous sommes heureux malgré tout. Dans un autre, je suis morte. Regarde où nous en sommes. Nous habitons cette chronologie. Be at peace, babe.
Track Name: Bronchitomononi
She is sick on a boat
Hopelessly lost in a world of
Blank seas and mysterious coastlines
Changing shapes of ships at war
Frail and corpse like in the morning
‘Cause nothing stays inside her body

Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi

She is sick on a bed
Sleep deprived emotionball
A statement from inside her stomach
Waves that shape shores
The eyes that never sleep
Night falls in the passion pit of Bronchitoville

Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi
Bronchitomononi
Track Name: Fourth World
Maybe it wasn't so brave, maybe it wasn't so bright
It was the taste of the book that made me lick the page
This city is cold and it's been like that for several months
This life is told through interconnecting colourless days
I was serious about these songs, Grifff Pifff and the Forever People
You have to feel it inside your guts and let it ring forever.
Track Name: Dorro Zengu
I just want to know it all, get the chords right and flip the light back on. Everything is forever in motion. Eyes locked in place. Your heroes they do not drive. Can you function in the real world? All you’ve got is beauty from endless imagery. Art, friendship and madness; I want to be in that storm again. A timestream from my fingers to your bed. Let's make history right now. There's something to create still, I just know there is. Fat taxes again. All the punk inside of you is dead. There's a couple of years missing, where did they go? I can't get my head around how beautiful this could be. Do you want music that makes you think? These songs would be nothing without words. Red, red, red, red from morning sickness. Nothing will ever be this real again. So let's play. Woke up again to the dream land of your face. I don't know how long it's been. Time for me is simultaneous. Every moment is happening at once, always. T'es rendu comme moi, tu vois plus la pluie. Casual sea p, mode c, à la fin de l'infini.