Artist: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Song: "Jardin du Luxembourg"
Album: Acoustic Sessions
Released: October 26, 2010 (album), July 06, 2010 (single)
I first heard this song a few weeks ago on NPR's All Songs Considered and have played it over and over since then. The band, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, is actually Sean Lennon (yeah, that Lennon) and Charlotte Kemp Muhl (his girlfriend). Their fully acoustic album is due out next month, but they've already released the electric, single version of this fantastic song on their newly-formed Chimera Music label. It's a perfect replication of 60s psychedelic pop with a catchy little bass groove, sing-songy vocals, and fantastical lyrics about running off to live in one of Paris' beautiful parks.
NPR will have the full album streaming a week before its release as part of their First Listen series; I'm definitely looking forward to hearing that. In the meantime, enjoy this catchy number:
You can buy the song digitally here or on 7" vinyl here.
My favorite lyric is definitely:
People say your brain is like cream cheese, it takes the shape of anything you please
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger:
Article on Spinner about the album