Somewhat ironically, considering that their tastes tended toward the Teutonic -- including vintage Krautrock and David Bowie and Iggy Pop (particularly, one imagines, the arty glam-punk of their Berlin periods), in addition to hip-hop, Factory Records post-punk, and French touch house -- they failed to find favor with German clubgoers, and they eventually relocated to New York City. Their first recording, the ambivalently hedonistic, Daft Punk-influenced filter-disco calling card "Drugs in My Body," made the rounds for several years, seeing 12" releases on two Swedish labels in 2005 and 2006 before cropping up on Paris' tastemaking Kitsuné Music in 2007. That same year the trio self-issued an ambient/instrumental album, recorded in Berlin and titled Berlin, Alex, but it wasn't until late 2008 that their proper debut full-length, the moody Play Music, appeared on Austria's Seayou Records, with a North American release on Shelflife in April 2009. The delay was due in part to the bandmembers living in different international cities for different periods of time, but by 2009 they had all landed together in Paris.
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"Again and Again" and "Play Music" below to listen
Text courtesy: K. Ross Hoffman, All Music Guide