Vitalic -- that amazing French electronic musician who isn't a member of Daft Punk and has a friend named Dario -- is coming to the U.S. in February to tour behind his new album, Flashmob. As opposed to electronic musicians whose live act consists of "insert CD, press play, pump arms," Vitalic recreates his instrumentation live, so it should be a great show. Here are the dates and locations:
02.19 Avalon Hollywood: Los Angeles, CA
02.20 103 Harriet Street: San Francisco, CA
02.23 Empty Bottle: Chicago, IL
02.25 SAT: Montreal, QC
02.26 Webster Hall: New York, NY
02.27 Wrongbar: Toronto, ON
To get yourself in the right mindset, check out his videos for "See the Sea" and "Poison Lips." The former finds extraordinary pretension in simple fluid dynamics; the latter uncovers a previously undiscovered eroticism in smearing lipstick over random objects in Japan. If that's not enough new technology for you, check out his widget, where you can stream the entire Flashmob album online.