Following the release of Stillifeburning, the band set to work on a third EP - which with the propellant of early lockdown mania, quickly spiraled into a debut full-length record. The eponymous single, "Tragic Lover," stacks pop effervescence against a building sense of dread d v, concluding in a shudder of rhythmic menace. Tragic Lover, recorded and mixed at Cave Studio LA, and mastered by Simon Scott (Slowdive), is now available on all platforms.
Bassist Nicole Fiorentino is known for her powerful playing with Smashing Pumpkins, The Cold and Lovely, Veruca Salt, and many others. Bizou is the latest project from Fiorentino.
Bizou features current and former members of Light FM, The Smashing Pumpkins, Wax Idols and Glaare. Combining propulsive darkwave rhythms, shifting synth scales, haunting vocals and a wall of shivering shoegaze guitars, Bizou craft a sound entirely their own. Formed in 2017, Bizou have shared stages with Drab Majesty, Ötzi, Hunny, and many others -- spinning their gossamer web of dark and bright sonic waves around goth and pop fans alike.
Following the release of their eponymous 2018 EP, Bizou joined SF cold-wavers Topographies on a Southwestern tour culminating in a showcase at Elysium / SXSW. Upon return the band retreated to guitarist/producer Josiah Mazzaschi’s beloved Cave Studio to write and record their second EP, Stillifeburning — both a tonal departure from the first and a decidedly saturnine downshift in mood.
Listen to the Album: Here