South of France
South Of France is an indie-pop band that was initially started by multi-intstrumentalist/producer Jeff Cormack in 2012. Inspired by his love for retro guitar-pop, South Of France began as a spare-time, lo-fi, garage rock project until Jeff was lucky enough to meet singer/songwriter Kelly Lueke in Los Angeles. They quickly realized they had astonishingly similar taste in music and decided to join forces to create dynamic, melody and guitar-driven indie-pop that is centered around their ability to intertwine male and female vocal parts with layers of reverb-soaked harmonies.
Their independently released, debut full-length album "Another Boring Sunrise" was featured on several major music blog's "Most Anticipated Albums of 2012" lists, and was released on Sept. 18th 2012. This album landed them print features in Under The Radar magazine, Filter Magazine, Band of the Day, and has earned several excellent reviews from numerous influential music critics around the world. South Of France has shared the stage with major acts including The Flaming Lips, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Tennis, Matt and Kim, Jimmy Eat World, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, and many more. They have also played official showcases at multiple major festivals including: CMJ, NXNE, POP Montreal, Northside Festival, Filter Magazine's Culture Collide, UMS, and several others.
In 2014 South Of France was listed as one of the top ten reasons to visit Denver by Refinery29 Magazine.
"The couple's vocals intertwine magnetically, sticking to one another and spiraling enthusiastically. Jagged guitar lines crash against synthesizer drones and shaking drums. It's brash, chaotic, and lovely Ã¢Â" the perfect soundtrack for a French sunset." - Consequence of Sound
"South of France make a very sprightly kind of indie-pop, 60s-tinged and feeling fine." - Noisey
"South of France writes and records hazy, warm indie pop that's sunny and sticky" - Entertainment Weekly
"Giving us catchy retro guitar riffs, poppy clap-along beats, and lo-fi vocals, South of France is a buzz band just waiting to hit this summer's festival stages. Fans of female vocalists like Cults and Denver's own Tennis will especially love this once-bedroom-recorded project, which has quickly turned into packed shows and support for impressive headlining acts." - Refinery 29
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