ollowing the release of their debut album Please this Valentine’s Day, L’Amour Bleu have premiered a vibrant new video for their song “Take It” via W Magazine – CLICK HEREto watch! Directed by George Venson of Voutsa, known for his innovative technicolor wallpaper and textile designs, the video features contemporary dance duo and Merce Cunningham Dance Company alumni Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Reiner performing expressive choreography among dazzling kaleidoscopic backdrops. L’Amour Bleu released their debut album Please on February 14, 2017 via Static Recital.CLICK HERE to purchase the album. Cinematography on the “Take It” video was by Difficult Pictures and editing by Kyle Andrews.
L’Amour Bleu‘s often-enigmatic visuals highlight their range of creative collaborators – WATCH HEREthe video starring Little Richard impersonator CP Lacey, and CLICK HERE to watch the video for “Human Mattress” which finds the band joined by drag performer Jimmy Brenner, designer Misha Kahn, actor Allison LaPlatney and artist Cara Benedetto.
Founded by drummer Matt Tong (Bloc Party, Algiers) and guitarist/vocalist Ryan Schaefer (Palms), L’Amour Bleu‘s unbridled, avant-garde riff-rock challenges traditional limits of music and performance with a distinctly New York aesthetic. Named for the historical textbook of male sensuality, L’Amour Bleu’s lineup is completed by art director and exhibitionist performer Shane Ruth (Baby) and guitarist/bassist E.A. Ireland.
L’Amour Bleu‘s performances eschew conventionalism, involving raucous improvisational collaborations with artists such as Stanley Love, Delia Gonzalez and samurai dancer Takemi Kitamura in spaces ranging from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland to feted Bushwick rave-hole Bossa Nova Civic Club. Working between studios in Midtown Manhattan and Sunnyside, Queens the group channels elements of performance art and garage rock to explore the frustration and decadence of emotional voyeurism through the aesthetics of masculine desire.