New Video: Manu Louis – Tchouang Tseu (Was At The Kermesse Of M. Ha)


Berlin-based label New Pangea have steadily established a solid reputation of pop path-clearers with EPs by Godmother and Alexander Geist.

Their latest offering, the Tchouang Tseu EP, comes courtesy of Belgian artist Manu Louis. The EP is happily demented and ventures up to the crossroad of chanson, pop and something decidely pan-european (good luck to you connecting the dots though). Title track Tchouang Tseu (was at the Kermesse of M. Ha) opens up on a cartoonesque note, plodding along with percussive glitchiness and a nice fat dubby bassline. But B side Music From The Hotdog Stand is the star of the show here. Starting silly and cheap, matters quickly get heated and double time with a six piece horn section coming out to play backup to the sweetly accented vocals of Manu. We admittedly have a very soft spot for these kind of acts of musical grandiosity but damn… that chorus!

Check out the Spex premiering video of Tchouang Tseu (was at the Kermesse of M. Ha) below.

The EP release party will be held on Thursday October 8th at Monarch. For more information check the FB event and make sure to grab digital and vinyl copies of the EP on the New Pangea Bandcamp.

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