Duchess Says – “I Repeat Myself” Video

The French-Canadian dance-punk quartet Duchess Says have an album out later this month, aptly titled Sciences Nouvelles. The video for the second single “I Repeat Myself” is as ’80s as the song itself, complementing the overblown guitars and synth lines (so retro that they resemble some lost memory) with a VHS filter, frantic close-ups, and awkward transitions. When vocalist Annie-Claude Deschenes sings that she dresses herself in the “Cyndi Lauper style,” there isn’t much doubt in anyone’s mind whether or not that’s true. Duchess Says have that decade down to a science, with some self-awareness injected into it for freshness. Check it out below.

Sciences Nouvelles album art:

Duchess Says tour dates:

10/10/ O’Briens, Boston, MA~
10/11 Goldilocks, Philadelphia, PA~
10/12 Safari Lounge, Washington, DC~
10/14 Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY~
10/15 Elvis Guesthouse, New York
10/20 Latulipe, Montreal, QC
10/22 Sous Bois, Chicoutimi, QC
10/26 DSTRCT, Guelph, ON
10/27 The Garrison, Toronto, ON
10/28 Call The Office, London, ON
10/29 This Aint Hollywood, Hamilton, ON
11/04 House Of Targ, Ottawa, ON
11/05 Le Cercle, Quebec, QC
11/10 Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
11/14 Le Botanique, Bruxelles, Belgium *
11/17 Pôle étudiant, Nantes, France °
11/18 Petit Bain, Paris, France °
11/19 Les Trinitaires, Metz, France °
11/21 Electrowerkz, London, UK
11/23 Marché Gare, Lyon, France
11/24 Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
11/25 Nov Komma, Esslingen Am Neckar, Germany
1/26 Venster 99, Vienna, Austria

~ w/ Future Punx
* w/ Prince Harry
° w/ Guerilla Toss

Sciences Nouvelles is out 10/14 on Slovenly & Bonsound. Pre-order it here.