You know those songs you instantly fall in love with? That happened with me and Au Revoir Simone’s “Another Likely Story”, the lead track from their newest album Still Night, Still Light.
The band, whose name comes from a line in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, formed in Brooklyn in 2003, and their music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, and a few other films and TV shows. For what it’s worth, film director David Lynch is a huge fan of the band (cite), and even had their tunes played at his wedding!
It’s easy to see why Lynch and others like the band so much: the gentle, airy electronic atmospheres the band creates are lush and inviting. It’s music that just sucks you in. It’s like these three girls have created their own fairy tale world (that’s not too twee) and we’re all welcomed to join them. Still Night, Still Light is its own universe, and although I don’t love it as much as I loved Emiliana Torrini’s Love In The Time of Science, this album comes close… very close.
I’ve had this tune on the iPod since I found it, always near the beginning or end of a playlist, so I could quickly find it. Listen to the lyrics closely… like The Cardigans, Au Revoir Simone might sound like a harmless pop band, but their lyrics are actually pretty dark: