Debut Self-Titled Album Out 3/24 On Danger Collective Records
Hear It Streaming In Full w/ Impose Magazine Today!
Catch Them Live in Los Angeles!
March 23 @ The Smell w/ Post Life + Roses, 11pm
April 15 @ Resident w/ The Courtneys
May 5 @ The Echo w/ Charly Bliss, 9pm
May 8 @ The Hi Hat w/ Aye Nako + Potty Mouth, 9:30pm
“LA’s French Vanilla encourages femmes to the front, with cheeky and sax-heavy post-punk.”
“The band takes a dissonant, politically-minded approach to no wave that hearkens back to the genre’s glory days; think Bush Tetras after a weekend of binge-reading Audre Lorde and taking saxophone lessons.” – CLRVYNT
photo credit: Adam Sandor Nagy
Los Angeles feminist art-punk band French Vanilla are set to release their full-length self-titled album next Friday, March 24 on Danger Collective Records. The nine vigorous tracks regulate the dance floor with socially sensitive lyrics, vocal freneticism, punchy basslines, and catchy sax. The band previously released the socially conscious single “Anti-Aging Global Warming” and “Social Trappings” spurred by percussive, commanding vocal melodies. Today they are thrilled to share the full album stream via Impose Magazine inviting fans to enjoy it a week ahead of release.
Delivering performances filled with infectious energy and enthusiasm, the band has shared stages with Girlpool, Screaming Females, Tacocat, Genesis P-Orridge and Cherry Glazerr. West Coasters in Los Angeles will have two new chances to experience the explosive live show including an album release show at legendary art-punk venue The Smell on March 23.
French Vanilla is made up of Max Albeck (drums), Ali Day (guitar/bass), Sally Spitz (vocals), and Daniel Trautfield (bass/sax). Half-driven by a desire to challenge the established SoCal music scene, dominated by a few influential (male) tastemakers, and half by a desire to hang out with friends, FV started in LA’s queer punk underground and it is in these spaces that they feel the most at home.