Freundlings! We hope you are enjoying your summertime - picnic'ing, melonade, schwimming, und spending lots of time outdoors with the people you liebe! We had to change our June tour plans due to illness, but things are stable now and we're looking forward to continuing to work on the tv series we've long been dreaming of. In June we experienced Kid Koala's/KK Barrett's premiere of Nufonia Must Fall Live at the Luminato festival, and rocked Hamilton (at "This Ain't Hollywood" mit the ausgezeichnet Tamara Sandor und Annie & The Honks) und then Toronto on Friday the 13th (The Cavern - curated by ubermusik lieber Mar Sellars)!
Here is a little clip of Lederhosen Lucil singing her bicycle song "Chicken On Clark" live:
We were disheartened to hear that The Julie Ruin had to cancel the remainder of their tour due to Kathleen Hanna's Lyme disease. The silver lining was coming across the moving documentary about her life/the Riot Grrrl movement. The doc is called "The Punk Singer". If you haven't seen it...
This summer Krista Muir & Lederhosen Lucil will be performing a few select dates so check in for updates. And we are happy that it's bicycle season! Although "Chicken On Clark" wasn't included in the upcoming NYC edition of the "Bicycle Film Festival" we're still actively seeking out venues to screen our dark comedy music video so if you are part of a bike club, festival, etc. email us at hose AT lederhosenlucil.com. Lucil is also available for post-screening live performances as well. JA!
If you haven't already seen the video featuring The Clavicyclette, grim reaper, and Lederhosen Lucil biking with her clone friends biking around Montreal you can watch it here:
For bicycle stories check out our new friend Christine Bruce's blogTOTALLY SPOKED! She recently interviewed Krista about her bike history and the episode will be up on the CFRC archive soon.
For only $50 you can choose either Krista Muir or Lederhosen Lucil (mich!) to sing your beloved a 60-second custom made song in either English or French. Then it will be sent directly to them as an MP3 on February 14th. For more details or to place your order today email das address on thee image above, ja! Orders must be received by February 12th at the latest in order to be shipped on V-Day.
Testimonials and song samples from last years Chanson-O-Gramme service can be heard here!
HAPPY NEUE JAHR FREUNDLINGS! WOW! Das ist the erst time I've typed 2014! We had a very busy 2013 und are ready for a NEUE JAHR! We rang in the end o' das year with our new video "Chicken On Clark:"
Then we spieled traditional hockey organ und original sports themed songs from the new album at two "Stars de Montreal" hockey games. I will spiel/DJ this January at two more games! Don't miss aut on this rare LL hockey action if you are in Mtl!
Here I am in action at das December 15th game sporting olympic gold medallist Caroline Ouellette's lucky #13 Jersey! My hockey twin as we are lefties, sport #13 und both spieled at das Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Ja! LISTEN/DOWNLOAD "Guten Tag Gemini" TODAY!
This fall also brought a wicked collaboration between KM/LL and their favorite photographer Jocelyn Michel. What they created together is pure eye candy bliss! Deciding upon cover art and web redesign (yes, I know it's been a hilariously long time coming - our priorities have always been music, costumes, delicious food and THEN a modern websiteÉha ha!) will not be easy. Here are a few pics from the shoot:
Lederhosen Lucil and Krista Muir are busy recording and mixing their new album between Montreal, Toronto, Kingston and Saturn. The overarching theme is the heart - physical fitness, love and interconnectivity! With some other oddities thrown in for good measure. Who doesn't love a ditty about a dermoid cyst or an internet hacker??
Last Wednesday Krista spieled a BEAUTIFUL show in Montreal at "Quai des Brumes" as part of a Cabaret Folk showcase curated by Traveling Headcase. She played new songs from the vault including "Sensitive Boy" und "Rich Family" which are now both up in unmastered "teaser" versions on the hypo records soundcloud site. Krista, long-time lofi video maker has also made an 80's inspired video for the wicked new "Between Atoms Le Pierre Crube Remix." Check ca, ja! If you want to add this song to your summer workout mix you can download the track on Krista's bandcamp page. 50% of profits go towards our upcoming split project, ja! Here is the link to our fundraising site - help us make das next album "Guten tag, Gemini!"
MAY 24th - ONEMANDBAND FESTIVAL: I'm spieling at Montreal's ONEMANBAND Festival at Casa del Popolo on Friday, May 24th. Line-up is The Kettle Black, Lederhosen Lucil, Thomas Truax undo Wax Mannequin. See you soon! Tickets $12 at the door, ja!!!
After a few months of being sehr dormant I'm waking up und getting ready for a spring show at Casa del Popolo mit Wax Mannequin und friends as part of the ONEMANBAND Festival. Und a long zeit coming, I'll be launching a neue EP in 2013 - you've all been so very patient, ja! Single "Chicken On Clark" soon to be released jaaaaaa!
Krista was up to musical and literary shenanigans while residing in Marfa, TX for three weeks und ended up writing an ode to the windy, dusty, bizarre and beautiful town population 2121+1. Krista will be releasing a new single "Sensitive Boy" this spring.
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:
Wednesday, May 15th - Mtl - Quai des Brumes - Krista Muir + Guests
Friday, May 24th - Mtl - Casa del Popolo - Lederhosen Lucil + Guests
I had some fun mit das ye olde Yamaha PSR-180 last week und recorded mein first Christmas mashup of two classic songs. Recorded at das Secret Spot und at Sonart in Montreal mit engineer-mixer-freund Pascal Desjardins. Hope you enjoy it, ja! Click here for FUN:CHRISTMAS LUCIL MIX
Freundlings! It's that season of parties und rich food und drink und singing und tanzen und perhaps winter romancing! What better way to celebrate this years end than with a electro pop rock out visit from Lederhosen Lucil herself?
For ein limited time only (2012-2014 inclusive) you can book LL for your office party, wedding, birthday (provided they are smoke + perfume + pet free) for ein fee+transportation. ZOW! Is this true? Ja! It is!!! All funds go directly to das "Future of Lucil" project which consists of a new album set to release in 2013 as well as ein TV series (in early development stage - it will happen one day freundlings. Even if Lucil is 107 when the pilot comes out!). SO to tempt you gut und properly we've made ein ramshackle bare bones deluxe promo video for you to get excited about. Here it is:
The triumphant trio Melissa Mongiat, Krista Muir and Mouna Andraos
"Tempete" was a favourite scene/songÉfeaturing a surround screen rainstorm, thunder box, vocal pompoms and twirling umbrellas!
In other neues, Lederhosen Lucil is working on her next album! A single "Chicken On Clark" will be released in fall 2012Éwatch aut, ja. Und if you are in Montreal this July check aut Krista live at one of the two following events. She will be playing new material including excerpts from her first operetta "Kit Operette."
Saturday, July 14th - Montreal Montreal Uke Festival (produced by Ukulele Club de Montreal) featuring Krista Muir, James Hill & more! Sala Rosa/Casa del Popolo - Doors 19h - Tickets $25/30 (includes a full day of workshops, uke film, and concert)
Saturday, July 28th - Montreal Yelp Helps! Les Deux Gamins - 15-18h - Music at 17h - FREE with RSVP
Members of the Yelp community have nominated exceptional non-profits to be featured in our free event celebrating local causes! This event is happening in partnership with award winning non-profit arts festival Pop Montreal and with the Canadian Liver Foundation, with free food and drinks for all RSVP'd guests at the lovely Deux Gamins on Prince Arthur.