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See Breton at The Bowery Ballroom Tonight

September 6th, 2012

Electro-rockers Breton got started as a multimedia artist collective, making films, remixing the likes of Tricky and the Temper Trap, and playing music out of their headquarters, a repurposed bank dubbed Breton Labs (presumably named after André Breton). But when their music got plenty of positive feedback, the five-piece began to take it even more seriously, recording and releasing several EPs, which eventually led to a trip to Sigur Rós’ studio, Sundlaugin, in Iceland to record their debut LP, Other People’s Problems. The self-produced album has elements of pop, electronica and hip-hop, and BBC Music says it “deserves to take them to a new height of recognition: It’s a superbly accessible set, and distinctive of design too.” Along with the Big Sleep and Ambassadors, Breton (above, doing “Edward the Confessor”) play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.