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Pulsar, the New Album from L’Impératrice, Is Out Now

L'Imperatrice Pulsar press photos by Augustin JSM
L’Impératrice (Photo by Augustin JSM)

In April of 2021, I saw L’Impératrice live at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Three years later, the thing that stands out about that show is how hard everyone danced.. There was one point when singer Flore Benguigui got low and the audience did the same.

I was in the balcony that night and, from my vantage point, I saw a broken heart totem and a crown totem bouncing above bobbing heads. When L’impératrice turned songs from Tako Tsubo, like “Submarine” and “Peur des filles” into full-blown disco jams — the latter sounding like “Love to Love You, Baby”— it felt like the crowd was moving as a single body. Before that night, I had spent more than a month listening to Tako Tsubo  on repeat, partially because I interviewed L’Impératrice for Audiofemme, but also because the album quickly became a favorite of mine for that year. But, L’Impératrice live is a whole other level of wild energy that I hadn’t heard in their recordings, at least until now. 

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Liz O. in the DJ Booth: April 2-April 8, 2023

Disco Heat on April 6, 2023 at Songbird in Chinatown with DJs Liz O. and Jus' B

On April 6, you can catch me, Liz O., with Jus’ B at Songbird in Chinatown for Disco Heat.

Jus’ B and I have known each other for many, many, many years and recently started playing together in late 2022, when I launched Disco Heat at Songbird, and the vibe has been amazing. That said, if you haven’t been to Disco Heat yet, you really should check it out this week. And, if you have stopped by the party before, make sure you join us again this Thursday night.

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