For years, François-Régis has personified the St. Augustine project. Now Pain-Noir continues to apply the high standards he brought to pastoral American folk, but in French. Acoustic instruments played with silk gloves; casual keyboard arrangements gleaming like shooting stars; production like a fall of snow, enveloping the music in silence and sweetness. Melodies spiraling ever upward. The delicate melancholy of a bossa-nova singer from Montana or the Sancy mountains of France, who has never seen the ocean.
Tomboy Lab is a nebulous label whose sensual perfume wafts around the hollow of the neck as it explores sensitive, hybrid identity in sounds that challenge the established structures of the musical world. Tomboy Lab opens up new landscapes and boldly draws its essence from the depths of souls – those of artists and their listeners. This first TOMB(o)Y Night presents the label’s top three artists together for the first time: Pain-Noir, Blondino and Louves.