Coed duo Oh Boy Les Mecs (pronounced “o boi lay mek”) claims to originate from a place called the “Future Forest” (actually Silver Lake), refers to “fragile nature and science fiction” as major influences, and aspires to someday write an album near the Arctic to see how light deprivation will affect their creative process. These claims may sound bizarre, but all make sense once you hear their brand of moody electro-pop. Similar to scene-peers Omniflux and Superhumanoids, their songs are dark blurry blends of sharp synths, deep beats, and lush vocals. Their debut EP Nurture Nature was released earlier this year by dFM and features the entrancing “Unrest”:
Oh Boy Les Mecs will next perform this Saturday at the Abbot Kinney Festival on the Palms Stage at 11:00 AM. And yes, actual “free bike valet” will be available at this event!