The Limiñanas

Ah, the never-ending charm of the French. We’ve been obsessed for years now, and this debut single from The Limiñanas has the power to unite warring nations and to seduce the innocent, all in one luxurious punch. With grandiose production and simple, melodic hooks that would make Phil Spector blush in his jail uniform, The Limiñanas have that special something that embeds their harmonious arrival quickly into your brain, sending a sinister vibe through the original ye-ye formula and coming out with remarkable results. They cleverly avoid the typical trappings of the pedestrian revivalists and break through here with two incredible, haunting, and inspirationally grim sides that meld a heavy VU-drenched backbone to lurid pop splashes, that result in these timeless recordings you will no doubt cherish. Epic hooks like these combined with bashful female vocals dancing menacingly around the macabre, all done with that irreplaceable accent and performed in the raw like this are hard to come by, so dive into the swirling pop daydream conjured here by The Limiñanas, and you’ll find it hard to remember what life was like before it seductively invaded your world.

And here it is folks, the sophomore LP outing from the French breakthrough underground sensations, The Limiñanas, who are embarking on an even darker journey on this voyage into the stickiest, most vulnerable parts of your brain. After triumphantly completing their maiden US tour last year and proving to the world how effortlessly they capture their recorded essence in a live setting, they have returned with Crystal Anis, an LP brimming with perfect, humming, fuzz-filled effervescent pop so alluring and seductive in it’s most intimate points that it’s easy to get lost as the heavenly sounds rush over your soul. It’s a perfect slice of modern French Ye-Ye gone underground, conjuring a dimly-lit atmosphere where the long lost transcendent sounds of The Factory intersperse with modern noir nuances to unbelievable effect. This is the Limiñanas hitting their compositional peak stride, with lush instrumentation, building on their signature thick-accented tension, all properly enveloped within their monumentally textured songwriting style. ‘Heavenly’ doesn’t even begin to describe it, but it’s a great place to start.

On Crystal Anis, The Limiñanas are at the top of their game, crafting a highly-stylized sound that’s impeccably classic and undeniably modern, with their hypnotic beat and enchanting vocals, proving that once those hooks set in, it’s just impossible to resist. –

Recommended If You Like:
Francoise Hardy, Velvet Underground, The Groovers, Les Bellas, Delmonas, Ronettes, Stereolab

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Live video clip of The Limiñanas performing “I’m Dead” in NYC at Cake Shop 2011:



Crystal Anis LP/CD (HZR-119)
Black vinyl 1st pressing of 600 Available HERE:

Grab MP3s from iTunes Here

‘I’m Dead’ b/w ‘Migas 2000′ debut 7″ (HZR-054)
1st press Black edition of 700 (SOLD OUT)
RED Edition of 200 (SOLD OUT)
GREEN Edition of 250 (SOLD OUT) Available again HERE Soon:

Grab MP3s from iTunes Here


‘I’m Dead’ b/w ‘Migas 2000′ debut 7″ (HZR-054)
Gold Edition of 200 (SOLD OUT)

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