We are saddened to hear of the passing of Françoise Cactus the singer and drummer of Stereo Total who died peacefully at her home February 17th, 2021, of cancer. Rest in peace our friend.
Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' Coming Soon
Stereo Totalis the Berlin based French-German duo Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, whose playful eclectic music incorporates anything from New Wave, Pop Electronique, 60’s French pop mashed up with trashy garage Punk Rock and Disco to form the band’s distinctive sound:“We’ve got a special sense of aesthetic. Cheap and cheesy, but still cool and chic”
Stay tuned for more announcements shortly!
Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' Pre-Order + Ltd. Signed Postcard & Full Details Announced
Stereo Total ‘Yéyé Existentialiste’ now available to Pre-Order!
The double album features 28 recordings (track listing here) that span Stereo Total’s twenty year career: including tracks from their first album ‘Oh Ah’ (1995) to their last studio album ‘Cactus vs Brezel’ (2012). It also includes several new mixes including a radically reworked – ‘Everybody In The Discotheque (I Hate) – (Blow Up mix)’. Both CD and Vinyl contain new liner notes about the tracks contained and lyrics. All the recordings have been re-mastered by Noel Summerville at 33/45 Mastering London.
Release date: 8th June 2015 / more info
Stereo Total 'Yéyé Existentialiste' London Launch Shows
The first date on Thursday 11th June is an early evening show on the Tamesis Dock – a converted 1930s Dutch barge moored between Lambeth and Vauxhall bridge, with views of Parliament and Big Ben.
Followed by a second date on Friday 12th June, when Stereo Total will return to Blow Up for a show at St. Moritz Club in Soho.
“New wave art-pop pioneers – the Sonic Youth of the electropunk world”Time Out (Eddy Lawrence, 2009)
“Scuzzy, mischievous, exhilarating avant-garde pop, spliced with punk and garage and impeccably dressed in thrift-store chic”The Guardian (Maddy Costa, 2000)
“Joyously irreverent”Spin (Ethan Smith, 1999)
“Infectious pop melodies” Pitchfork (Christopher F. Schiel, 2002)
“The UN of avant garde pop”The Guardian (Betty Clarke, 2002)
“Pure pop thrills”The Guardian (Everett True, 2008)
“Stereo Total can’t resist the charm of the primitive”New York Times (Jon Pareles, 2005)
Yéyé Existentialiste – a compilation of the recording highlights of one of the world’s greatest exponents of lo-fi pop – Stereo Total. Stereo Total is the Berlin based French-German duo Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, whose playful eclectic music incorporates anything from New Wave, Pop Electronique, 60’s French pop mashed up with trashy garage Punk Rock and Disco to form the band’s distinctive sound:”We’ve got a special sense of aesthetic. Cheap and cheesy, but still cool and chic.”
‘Yéyé Existentialiste’ has been compiled by Paul Tunkin in conjunction with Cactus and Brezel for Blow Up Records. The double album (released on heavyweight double LP, CD and digital) features 28 recordings that span their twenty year career: including tracks from their first album ‘Oh Ah’ (1995) to their last studio album ‘Cactus vs Brezel’ (2012). It also includes one exclusive new mix by the band themselves – ‘Everybody In The Discotheque (Blow Up mix)’.
Stereo Total Limited Signed Postcards with Yéyé Existentialiste
Françoise & Brezel have been busy signing Stereo Total ‘Yéyé Existentialiste‘ postcards in Berlin! Only available with early orders from Blow Up Records shop:, very limited and exclusive to Blow Up Shop while stocks last: Click here to order »