The site of Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart tip toeing out on to a low lit stage is always the most welcoming of signs…even more so, when Baeble's cameras are pointed in their sweet direction, taking it all in. Fortunately, such a situation was the case with Au Revoir Simone's recent stop on the Voxtrot tour at Webster Hall. And for those devout fans fortunate enough to arrive early enough to catch the three lovely ladies do what they do best, Au Revoir Simone rewarded their punctuality with an elegant, easy going happy hour performance that confirmed why this Brooklyn trio is finding its' place as highly acclaimed darlings of the independent music scene.
Draped in beckoning, baby doll threads, Au Revoir Simone always know how to charm a crowd of complete strangers. But it is their capacity for swirling rich, therapeutic chords around a room that make Heather, Erika, and Annie so very easy to latch on to. Where often music born of technology…all the plastic, metal, computer chips, and an endless tangle of wires…can be cold and exiled, Au Revoir Simone know how to tap into the exotic, emotional pulse of their synthetic instruments of choice. Three keyboards might seem a curious makeup for a pop group. But you'll curb any doubts the moment the Casios kick in. - David Pitz