Xavier Boyer - Owner's Manual

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    Pre-order of Xavier Boyer - Owner's Manual. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases May 24, 2019

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1.
1_Ex_Ordinary (808 Version)
2.
Shameful
3.
3_At Bay (Elephant Stone Remix)
4.
Kraut Founding
5.
Under the Jamaican Moon
6.
Cherry Cloud Panic (Alternate Version)
7.
Organogenesis
8.
Nature Girl
9.
At Bay (Alternate Version)
10.
11.
Shameful (Instrumental Version)

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Xavier Boyer - Owner’s Manual


Owner’s Manual is a collection of unreleased tracks, B-sides & remixes from Xavier Boyer, frontman of French indie maestros Tahiti 80.
If Nature Girl or Sex Dope & Futebol are gorgeous, contemporary and immediate pop songs, most of the tracks included on this EP have a more experimental feel to them.

"Typically I would work on several versions for each song. For Some/Any/New (released in 2017), I kept the ones that worked together as a whole . That left me with a batch of songs, where I would have recorded an acoustic guitar first, built the song around it… just to get rid of it in the end, creating a lot of space in the music"

Boyer crafted this new set mostly on his own, playing everything save a few overdubs recorded with Some/Any/New co-producer Stéphane « Domotic » Laporte. French artists Ricky Hollywood & My Tiger Side also lent a hand respectively on Ex_Ordinary (808 Version) and Under The Jamaican Moon, a cover from Soft Rock guru Stephen Bishop. Live favorite At Bay was turned into a mesmerizing noise-gospel drone by Montreal Psych Rock outfit, Elephant Stone.

As the title Owner's Manual implies, this set of songs is the perfect complement to Xavier Boyer's earlier solo works and Tahiti 80's catalogue, showcasing the French man's ability as a songwriter.

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releases May 24, 2019

Produced by Xavier Boyer & Stéphane Laporte
except Sex & Dope & Futebol, Nature Girl, Organogenesis, Kraut Founding
Produced by Xavier Boyer
Ex_Ordinary (808 Version) Produced by Xavier Boyer & Ricky Hollywood
Under The Jamaican Moon Produced by Xavier Boyer & Rémi Saboul

performed by the performers

Mastered by Phil Shaw Bova

artwork by JLS for Phntm

All songs by Xavier Boyer
except Under The Jamaican Moon by Stephen Bishop, Nature Girl by Sean Jackson

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Tahiti 80 are a French indie pop band originally from Rouen, Normandy. They are individually known as Xavier Boyer, Médéric Gontier, Pedro Resende.

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Track Name: Sex & Dope & Futebol
Chorus:
sex and dope and futebol
May be good for their wealth
sex and dope and futebol
Sounds pretty bad for your health
Sounds pretty bad for your health 

Verse 1
just look at them
With their shaven legs, 
They’ve got tattoos all over their bodies
and no taboos showing their faith
his one’s for you Mama, for the one I love 
this one’s for you Papa and the mighty Lord above

Chorus:
sex and dope and futebol
May be good for their wealth
Texmex hope & a few goals
Sounds pretty bad for your health 
Sounds pretty bad for your health 


Just look at them with their Sextapes 
They’ve got lawyers all over the case
And I won’t say a word about their haircuts 
Come on man!
this one’s for you Mama, for the one I love 
this one’s for you Papa and the mighty Lord above

Bridge
why Do we like this game so much?

Chorus:
sex and dope and futebol
May be good for their wealth
Texmex hope & a few goals
Sounds pretty bad for your health 
Sounds pretty bad for your health 

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