Wednesday, October 29, 2008
'born in 1979, david grellier aka college (pictured above, next to russ chimes) revisits the culture and the soundtracks of american tv shows and movies of the 80's. his music is minimalist and sweet, intended as an echo of the cinematic themes of his childhood. in 2007, he created valerie, along with his friends the outrunners, maethelvin, anoraak, minitel rose and russ chimes. a blog and a collective whose aim is to value and share the musical and artistic resources of it's members. after several gigs in numerous european capitals this year, he will release his debut album "secret diary" on futur this winter.'
so goes the press release for 'secret diary', the debut album by college, out on november 28th. while i was talking to my friend russ chimes and we were both saying how much we love the first single 'the energy story' featuring minitel rose on the vocals, he said just what i thought when i heard the track for the first time: 'genius through simplicity'.
college reminds us all of how simple (in the best of all ways) great songs can be. if this album doesn't finally get valerie the huge hype they deserve, i'll just give up on everyone out there who claims to be a music journalist.
not sure if there's any way one can post 'the best song ever' twice on just one day but i think i just did it.
college featuring minitel rose - the energy story
and don't forget that you've got an appointment on november 28th: buy 'secret diary' by college.
Posted by aleks at 1:36 AM