Parisian indie outfit En Attendant Ana fuse strong melodic songwriting with a fuzzy lo-fi approach, splitting the difference between a garage punk aesthetic and pop sophistication. They released their 2018 debut, Lost and Found, on Chicago’s Trouble in Mind label, followed two years later by Juillet.
The band formed in 2014 around the quintet of Margaux Bouchaudon (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Camille Fréchou (trumpet, guitar, backing vocals), Maxence Tomasso (guitar, backing vocals), Antoine Vaugelade (bass), and Adrien Pollin (drums). After debuting in 2016 with the noisy six-track Songs from the Cave EP, a collaboration between the Montagne Sacrée and Buddy Records labels, En Attendant Ana scored an American distribution deal with Trouble in Mind, which issued their full-length debut in the spring of 2018. Lost and Found paired youthful energy with the jangling tone of Britain’s mid-’80s C-86 scene and a bit of Velvet Underground attitude. The group issued a follow-up, Juillet, in January 2020, which carried a similar energy but bore more sophisticated arrangements and structures. ~ Timothy Monger