South of France chat with Ashley Dean at Second Story Garage.
We found indie pop in Boulder, and it’s South of France.
Boulder’s music scene isn’t known for reverb-y, edgy pop rock, but that’s what South of France is doing. When Jeff Cormack needed a new female vocalist for the project, a friend put him in touch with Kelly Lueke, who was then living in L.A. After a whirlwind trip to New York City’s Northside Festival, they knew it was going to work out.
The duo reworked some of Cormack’s old songs — Lueke bringing in some weirdness where Cormack had built up the pop. You can check out their first LP, Another Boring Sunrise, on Spotify. But first, get a taste of it from their Garage performances of Choix” and “Wake Up Old,” and check out the band’s interview with Ashley, too.
What they brought us: A little wooden doll — a talisman-type thing. We don’t know what to call it, but we feel it has good mojo.
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