Au Revoir Simone

Au Revoir Simone is an indie pop band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, formed in late 2003. The group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard) and Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard). The band's name comes from a line Pee-Wee Herman says to a minor character (named Simone) in Tim Burton's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

According to the Web site of the band's European label, the group's musical influences could be "likened to a dutifully mined musical thrift store." Alongside the racks and railings of sometimes mismatched but wholly treasured records occupied by Modest Mouse, Stereolab, the Mountain Goats, Louis Prima, and Pavement, the likes of the Björk, Broadcast, Belle & Sebastian, David Bowie, the Bee Gees, and Billie Holiday also take their place. Erika Forster harbors a love of German label Morr, specifically artists such as Guther, Lali Puna, and Ms. John Soda...more

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