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Chef Menteur playing Mermaid Lounge Reunion Festival Sat Dec 10

Chef Menteur is playing the 2-day Mermaid Lounge Reunion Festival on Saturday afternoon (3pm), December 10th, at the Truck Farm in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The band has not played a show in 4 years, but has continued to get together weekly and work on and record new material. They will be performing […]

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“III” Released, new website live

In the last 24 hours, both the new compilation “III” and a brand new website and new album are here. Many, many thanks to our most faithful and generous supporters at the Sunrise Ocean Bender label for the great-looking 3-CD set. They put together a compilation of 3 releases that were very rare: one hard-to-find […]

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Force Majeure released!

Force Majeure (listen to a preview on Bandcamp) is finally here. It’s the brand-new album from Chef Menteur, and it’s the follow-up to the epic double LP East of the Sun & West of the Moon… an album that many — including even some of us, perhaps — figured was to be the band’s swansong. New member Phil Rollins […]

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On Bandcamp.

Our last album, East of the Sun & West of the Moon, is now streamable through Bandcamp, as are our first two outings, We Await Silent Tristero’s Empire, and The Answer’s In Forgetting. You can also stream the albums directly on our site, over there in the right-hand sidebar. Stay tuned for news about the brand new […]

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Chef Menteur + Whom Do You Work For?

October 6 at the Circle Bar: Chef Menteur plus Whom Do You Work For?

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New Video: “Narconaut”

Here’s the video for “Narconaut,” the first track from East of the Sun & West of the Moon. Chef Menteur: “Narconaut” from Chef Menteur on Vimeo. Music by Chef Menteur | Photography by Alec Vance (c) 2012 Backporch Revolution Records

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Audio Interview with Alex Rawls of My Spilt Milk

For his new review site My Spilt Milk, music writer Alex Rawls conducted an audio interview with Alec, and also wrote a nice intro to our new album: Descriptions of the music sound brainy and theoretical, but East of the Sun & West of the Moon is all about the physical joy of making a […]

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Happy Album Release Day! New album streaming for 24 hours.

If you can’t make it to New Orleans tonight for our album release party, don’t fret. You can still take part from a distance. For 24 hours today, Radio Backporch Revolution is streaming the new album. Listen to the stream directly at or via the Radio Backporch Revolution iPhone app. If you can make it […]

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Chef Menteur with Lonely Lonely Knights and Microshards

Chef Menteur’s DOUBLE ALBUM release party with Microshards and Lonely Lonely Knights. At Siberia, March 31. (note: Geisterfahrer will not be playing.) See the Facebook event for more details.

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Official 2xLP Release Party at Siberia: 31 March

On the last day of the month named for the planet Mars, Chef Menteur’s official public release party will be held at Siberia in New Orleans. Full lineup to be announced soon. You can buy the album at the show; any remaining copies (if any) of the album will be available for sale after that, […]

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