Friday, June 27, 2008



French label Record Makers are proud to present the North American release of Sebastien Tellier's third full length Sexuality. Sexuality is Tellier's first collaboration with Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who expressed that Tellier "is maybe the best singer and composer in France today," and felt that the album was one of the few collaborative efforts in which he could contribute significantly on a creative level. Regarding the album's dynamic mixture of modern French electronica and elegant pop compositions, Tellier stated, "It is not at all like what I have released before and nothing like what Guy-Manuel did with Daft Punk. It's erotic music, music that has the power to excite people, but with a Latin sensibility in the style of a great seducer with a broken heart."

Sebastien Tellier made international news this spring when he was chosen to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Tellier's song "Divine" marked the first time in 55 years that a French representative chose to sing in English, which inspired fierce protest from defenders of the French language.

Available pre-release at all American Apparel stores on July 22nd (with a full release to follow in October), Sexuality marks the first time in the history of the Los Angeles based clothier that music will be sold at store level, as well as Record Makers' first foray into the world of clothing retail. Viva Radio, American Apparel's in-house radio station, will be showcasing Sebastien Tellier content throughout, programming tracks for in-store play and offering album preview streams online.

More on Sebastien Tellier:
Best known to stateside audiences for the mournful instrumental "Fantino" which featured in the 2003 film Lost in Translation, Tellier has been making a big impact in Europe since his debut album, L'incroyable Vérité (The Incredible Truth), was released in 2001. He also received critical acclaim across the board for La Ritournelle, an emotive piano-led piece taken from his second album, Politics, which evokes beautifully the contrasting joy and sadness of being in love. Sexuality is Tellier's third studio album.

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