The French Pop Invasion Continues: M83, The Teenagers Revisited

If you’re just catching on to the existence of a new wave of French pop — made up of acts like Daft Punk, Justice, M83 and the Teenagers — you may have missed our earlier stories on these American-culture-loving musicians. Our resident Francophile John Norris talked to the filthy-mouthed Teenagers (while they noshed on hot dogs) on the set of “Gossip Girl” back in May. And in June, he talked to M83′s Anthony Gonzalez about the influence John Hughes’ ’80s teen classics had on his heavily synthesized sound.

After the jump, find out why these hip Europeans are avoiding the path of Serg Gainsbourg and singing in our decidedly less-romantic tongue.

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