Le Loup live at the Black Cat in Washington, DC 12/10/2007 (Adam Shlossman)
|Origin||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Past members||Nicole Keenan
Le Loup was an American indie band founded in September 2006, in Washington, D.C. by Sam Simkoff (keyboard/banjo). The band also includes Christian Ervin (computer), Michael Ferguson (guitar), Dan Ryan (bass), Robert Sahm (drums) and Jim Thomson (guitar). Their name is French for "The Wolf". The group has drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, The Books, Animal Collective and Yeasayer.
The group is currently signed to Hardly Art, a label started by Sub Pop founder Jonathan Poneman in early 2007. Their debut album, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly was released on September 11, 2007. Their current album, Family, was released by Hardly Art on September 22, 2009.
Their song "Morning Song" is featured in BlackBerry commercials released the summer of 2010. Through their Facebook page they announced that they no longer playing together.
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- Lodine, Karen. "Le Loup + The Ruby Suns - T.T. the Bear's Place (Cambridge, MA; March 25, 2008)". Melophobe. Retrieved 2008-12-04.
- Le Loup on Myspace
- Hardly Art: Le Loup
- Interview and Review at The Arts Section
- Interview on Tiny Mix Tapes
- DCist: "Three Stars: Le Loup" (review)
- Le Loup on Obscure Sound