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Au Revoir Simone: In perfect harmony

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©Mary F. Andrews

Au Revoir Simone live at the Rialto Theatre


Au Revoir Simone is on tour with Broken Bells and made a stop in Tucson, AZ, April 13, 2014 at the Rialto Theatre. They were between weekends at Coachella Music Festival. They are on the road promoting their latest album, “Move In Spectrums.”

Au Revoir Simone is a trio of tall, attractive young women who play keyboards and sing harmonies over drum machines. Their music is electronic pop. They hail from Brooklyn, New York and the group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals and keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals and keyboard), and Heather D’Angelo (vocals, drum machine, and keyboard). The band’s name comes from the Pee-Wee Herman movie “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” There was a character named Simone. For more information on the band’s history and accomplishments, click here.

Au Revoir Simone kicked off the sold out show with a sparsely lit stage that set the mood superbly as the room filled with fans who were ready to dance. They started the 35-minute set with “More Than” from their newest release. It was an excellent electronica intro for the set. “More Than What You Are, You Are.” From there the dance beat did not stop and neither did the crowd stop dancing. The lyrics to their music were a lot darker than the music. The best song of their set was “Crazy”. Check out the official You Tube video.

Most of the songs in the set were from the last album, an album that is touted to be their best! This is a band that combines cuteness, musical skill and energy. They were an ideal opener for Broken Bells. In fact they joined Broken Bells toward the end of Bells set to harmonize on three songs. It was a perfect harmony indeed! For more information on the set list, please click here.