March 11, 2011

If you let me love you, I will love you to death

Keren Ann's
ubercool new single, My Name Is Trouble, reminds me a bit of the work of Bertine Zetlitz, Anneli Drecker and even Feist. It's almost electropop, but a bit more cerebral and indie electro suggests.

Keren Ann was born in Israel and raised in Paris. She's released several albums, but gained wider attention for an eponymous English album back in 2007. Her newest record, 101, is out in the US on March 22. I've barely delved into the album, but agree with Loïc of It's Pop! that this single is its highlight.

The minimalist video for My Name Is Trouble is brilliant: the styling and dance moves are simultaneously simple and iconic. Keren Ann herself reminds me of Sigourney Weaver during certain shots, but her hairstyle is inspired by Joanna Lumley!

Keren Ann's on tour this summer in N America:

April 17 - Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, PA
June 7 - Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
June 8 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
June 9 - ICA - Boston, MA
June 11 - The Warhol - Pittsburgh, PA
June 13 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
June 14 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
June 17 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA
June 18 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
June 19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
June 21 - Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA
June 23 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
June 24 - McCabes - Santa Monica, CA
June 25 - Luckman Fine Arts Complex - Los Angeles, CA
June 28 - Drake Hotel - Toronto, ONT

My Name Is Trouble is available on iTunes US now.

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