Sexuality (Record Makers), the new album from renowned French singer-songwriter and pop instrumentalist Sebastien Tellier, is now available at all American Apparel locations throughout the US and Canada. Limited edition versions of the Sexuality CD, LP and Dvine 7” and 12” single will be sold in exclusive three month prerelease in stores and online at www.americanapparel.net.
The unique collaboration between American Apparel and Parisian label Record Makers began with an exclusive pre-release of the album at the retailer’s German locations, before expanding to the rest of Europe and now North America. All parties involved seem to agree that the provocative nature of the album and the retailer make the two an obvious match.
To promote “Sexual Sportswear”, the album’s first single, American Apparel created two exclusive garments – the SexualiT and SexualiTank – which will be in stores for a limited time only. On the first day of availability, American Apparel employees will wear the garments to promote the partnership and help launch the promotion.
Viva Radio, will be showcasing Sebastien Tellier content throughout, programming tracks for in-store play and offering album preview streams online. In addition, Sebastien will be contributing select content for the Viva Radio airwaves in-store and online.
Sexuality has been gaining wide-ranging critical acclaim, from Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME and Vice UK. The album – produced by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) – will be available at American Apparel stores on CD alongside limited edition 7” and 12” pressings of Divine, the album’s second single.
Sexuality’s American Apparel shelf date coincides with Sebastien Tellier’s North American tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles on July 26th, and wraps up in Toronto August 4th with stops in New York and Montreal along the way.
Sep 7 Bestival Isle of Wight / Sep 26 Osophere Festival Strasbourg / Sep 30 L’Olympia Paris / Oct 2 Shepherds Bush Empire London / Oct 7 Concorde 2 Brighton / Oct 22 Magazini Generalli Milano / Oct 23 Circolo Artisti Roma / Oct 24 Tenax Firenze / Oct 25 Hiroshima Torino / Oct 31 Nevers a Vif Festival Nevers / Nov 3 Le Transbordeur Lyon / Nov 4 La Coopérative de Mai Clermont Ferrand / Nov 6 L’Aéronef Lille / Nov 10 Espace Julien Marseille / Nov 12 Le Casino Basel / Nov 14 Hangar 23 Rouen / Nov 15 Le Chabada Angers / Nov 26 Debaser Medis Stockholm / Nov 28 Brew House Gothenburg / Nov 29 KB Malmo
American Apparel, Inc. is the largest vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of T-shirts and related products in North America. American Apparel has nearly 200 retail stores located in 15 countries. It employs approximately 7,000 employees globally and pays the highest wages in garment industry. All of the garments produced are cut and sewn at its 800,000-square-foot facility in downtown Los Angeles, which employs more than 4,000 people.
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Sebastien Tellier released his first album, L’Incroyable Verite, in 2001. After touring in support of AIR and contributing to the Lost in Translation soundtrack, Tellier recruited Tony Allen on drums and Phillippe Zdar on production for his 2004 album Politics, notable for the epic, piano-led La Ritournelle which brought Tellier’s music to a global audience. Sexuality is his third studio album and Tellier’s musical statement of intent for lovemaking: emotional, hypnotic and oozing with sensuality.
Record Makers is an independent French record label committed to ambitious projects, executed with a vibrant sense of style.
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