Trés Oui is the project of Nate Cardaci of Literature, who released the indie gem Chorus back in 2014. Cardaci has recruited two other members of Literature, a new synth player and drummer to form Trés Oui, who now release their debut dream-pop LP ‘Poised to Flourish.’ Take from the title what you will. On Shrimper.
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Frankly it’d be easier to juggle one ball that said “power”, another that said “jangle” and a third that said “pop” than it would be to write a text-based review for this album, but Phil hasn’t endorsed me for performance art or interpretive dance yet, so here we are. With sparse means and large hearts, Tres Oui create a lovely and shambolic record of indie pop that harps on parts of Spinning Coin, Shopping and Beach Fossils on its way to its triumphs of the delicate.
These songs often start out with simple suggestions -- a lil’ bassline or an all-alone riff -- before opening up to the things that make them sound full and bright. On certain songs, it’s the juxtaposition that makes them sound so colourful; “Off the Rails” opens so unassuming that its daffodil synths and theme tune guitars, matched off as they are against post-punk fretwork, feel like the biggest revelation possible. The watery guitars of “Shy” nimbly spin their way into the kind of dreamed-up love song a band like Horsebeach would obscure; Tres Oui wanna scream out their jangle for the whole world to hear.
Once, they were a secret guarded by the Austin scene and all its indie daydreamers; now Tres Oui make this beaming, overdriven jangle pop for anyone who wants it. How to be charming and loud all at once.
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