Je Suis France

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Je Suis France
Origin Athens, Georgia, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1997-present
Labels Pitch-A-Tent Records, Orange Twin Records, Antenna Farm Records
Members Ryan Bergeron
DJ Hammond
Ryan Martin
Chris Rogers
Jeff Griggs (1999-present)
Sean Rawls (1997; 2003-present)
Jeremy Wheatley (2004-present)
Jon Croxton (2005-present)
Ken Henslee (2006-present)

Je Suis France is an American indie rock group formed in Athens, GA, in 1997. Their albums have been released by David Lowery's Pitch-A-Tent Records, Elf Power's Orange Twin Records, and Antenna Farm Records. The band has also self-released a number of singles and CD-Rs.


Je Suis France formed in Athens, GA, in 1997. Sean Rawls of Masters of the Hemisphere and Still Flyin' was the original drummer, but was eventually replaced by Jeff Griggs, also of Masters of the Hemisphere.[1]

In 2000 Je Suis France released their self-titled debut album on Pitch-A-Tent Records.[2] They played the CMJ festival that fall[3] and the following year's SXSW festival.[4]

2002's Ice Age EP received airplay on John Peel's BBC radio show.[5] Byron Coley, writing in Wire Magazine, praised its "individual cool takes on hard-edged Prog-punk readymades".[6]

In 2003 they released Fantastic Area on Orange Twin Records, which ranked twentieth on Polish music website Porcys's list of the best records released between 2000 and 2009.[7] Fantastic Area was followed by 2007's Afrikan Majik album.

Twilight Delirium[edit]

Between 2000 and 2009 Je Suis France oversaw the Twilight Delirium concert series. Twilight Delirium was an annual concert the night of the Twilight Criterium bicycle race. Dozens of bands played Twilight Delirium over the years, including Masters of the Hemisphere, Royal Bangs, and Summer Hymns.[8]






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