Au Revoir Simone

So long, Simone! Have a nice Thanksgiving in Brooklyn. (I’ll probably get yelled at by our loyal fact-checking readership, who will remind me that none of the three women in this band is named Simone.) I’d love to spend my T-day in Brooklyn, or listening to Verses Of Comfort, Assurance and Salvation — which the Japanese consider to be “8 tracks of perfect lo-fi synth pop” — but it looks like I’ll be at home with just one song by Au Revoir Simone to ease me through my tryptophan hit.


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7 Replies to “Au Revoir Simone”

  1. "I'll probably get yelled at by our loyal fact-checking readership, who will remind me that none of the three women in this band is named Simone."
    Don't worry, I won't be yelling, but I believe that the name comes from the death of the late, great Nina Simone. For since Nina died in the spring of 2003 -and the band formed in the fall of that year- the name may be their form of respect to a great figure of music.

  2. The name comes from the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Let's not get too literate here.
    There is a scene at a bus stop where Pee Wee is waving good-bye to a woman named Simone, who was a waitress at a truck stop. In the scene, she's leaving on a bus to follow her dream of living in Paris. She leans out the window and yells "Au revoir, Pee Wee" and he yells back "Au revoir Simone"

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