“One of the more exciting independent releases of the year…a veritable cult classic.” -Under The Radar
“Hovering somewhere between a high-school French-class assignment and Thee Headcoats is the debut single from this Portland, Ore., duo….The brother sister team plays three chord garage pop that hangs on a raunchy guitar line and crisp production from Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi).” -MAGNET Magazine
“Smart, infectious, jangly pop. The type of guitar sound that Mess And Noise calls limp-wristed (but not nastily)…I’m a sucker for a limp-wristed guitar, a boy in love with the first three Field Mice EPs and drums that might—or might not—once have belonged to a Shadow Morton group.” –Everett True
“[Eux Autres] have created one of the most addictive indie-pop records of 2004. That this is the duo’s first full album is scary, because these guys have crazy potential.” -Delusions of Adequacy
“8 out of 10. Simple but smart pop…very infectious. While all of the songs are highlights and could carry most albums, ‘Partick Nil’ is hard not to put on repeat. C’est tres good!” -Pop Matters
“Hell Is Eux Autres turned out to be one of the most energetic, lighthearted and listenable albums I’ve heard all summer. Even their handclaps have sass! The prog rock and toy piano of “Partick Nil” and the time signature f***ery of “Carolina!” mark Eux Autres as a band worth keeping an eye on. “Wind and Windows” is one of the sweetest and most complex ballads I’ve heard in months…Keep it coming.” -Splendid
ABOUT THE BAND:
Eux Autres write smart, infectious garage-pop that makes you feel as if you’re simultaneously cartwheeling down a beach, singing by the fire in a mountain cabin, blowing out the candles on a cake, and eavesdropping on the elusive neighbors. If the Field Mice met Black Flag in a dark alley and teleported them to a Francoise Hardy show, the songs they’d be humming together on the drive home might sound something like Eux Autres.
Eux Autres originally consisted of brother and sister Heather and Nicholas Larimer. Heather played drums, Nicholas played guitar, and they both sang. In 2008, Eux Autres added drummer Yoshi Nakamoto (The Aislers Set, Still Flyin’) in order to expand their sound and referee their fights.
Eux Autres’ debut 7″ was released in 2003, and their first full-length CD, Hell Is Eux Autres, recorded by Jeff Stuart Saltzman and Janet Weiss (Wild Flag/Sleater-Kinney), was self-released in 2004. The band’s second album, Cold City, was released in 2007 on HHBTM Records (Athens, GA). Three singles and an EP followed in 2008 and 2009. In November 2010 Eux Autres put out their third album, Broken Bow, which was recorded by Jason Quever (Papercuts), and followed by a west coast tour with Wild Flag and a three week tour of Europe. Quever returned to record the band’s latest release, Sun Is Sunk, which was released on February 28, 2012.