Bellerose Playlist: California Gipsy

Once a month, in our music playlist blogpost series, we share with you our latest short selection of fine tunes directly linked to the theme of our current collection, also available to your ears in our stores. This April, we are embarking on a alternative rock California Gipsy musical journey. By remixing the codes of the genre, we selected two musical artists/bands, an old school and new guard, to create an experience that lets you travel through time, back and forth. For this first Spring playlist, we selected the talented Tom Tom Club and Mac Demarco.

Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band, founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. Their best known hits include Wordy Rappinghood and Genius of Love. After the band split in 1991, Weymouth-Frantz continued for a while, before transitioning towards other projects. They made their come-back in 2010 with the release of the exotic and fun Genius of Live.

Mac Demarco is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He released his first album, Rock and Roll Night Club, in 2012 and has since produced three more, the last one, Another One came out in 2015. His style of music has been creatively described as "blue wave”, “slacker rock", or self-described by Demarco as the non-sequitur "jizz jazz".

Enjoy the beat!