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THE STOPOVER and THE DANCER

THE STOPOVER (Voir du Pays) was released in France on 7 September. A new official tralier for THE DANCER can be viewed at Kombini.com. THE DANCER will be in French theatres on 28 September.

SOKO WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Oups it's 5:41am and I'm still shoe gazing ?????? #The90s #Album3 ??

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SOKO WITH ROONEY
ON LATE NIGHT: SETH MEYERS

Soko performing with Rooney on LATE NIGHT: SETH MEYERS

On 13 April, Soko performed with Rooney on Late Night: Seth Meyers. It was her first appearance on American network TV. VIDEO

NEW SOKO MERCHANDISE

New Soko t-shirts

Seven new t-shirt designs, tote bags, plus new stickers and buttons, are available from Hello Merch Shirts are $20, totes $15 (plus shipping).

SOKO ON NETFLIX FRANCE

Netflix is now in France (@NetflixFR) and four of Soko's films are available for streaming there. They are: Augustine, Friends From France (les Interdits), In the Beginning (À L'origine), and Clara's Summer.

Les Interdits (Friends From France) is now available on DVD (French only, zone 2) for €25.

I STILL CHOSE TO STAY

Directed by Natalie Neal, I STILL CHOSE TO STAY is the first installment of a series of short films commissioned by THE MIRROR CUBE. It features Soko, and depicts a young artist struggling in a domestic hell. (It's more an illustrated poem than a short film.)

JOAN JETT AND SOKO

Joan Jett / Soko - photo by Brad Elterman

Los Angeles photographer Brad Elterman, who photographed Joan Jett in the 1970's, did a photoshoot with Soko recapitulating Joan Jett's poses at some of the same locations, and published them in his new column Le Reve

FAVOURITE RECORDS

Soko chooses her favourite records from Amoeba Music in Hollywood in the video below. Her list includes albums by Johnny Thuder and Depeche Mode.

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SOKO ON THE STIGMA OF BISEXUALITY

"I just did an interview for a gay women's magazine in France. They asked me something about lesbians who are anti-bi. I had no idea people like that existed. It's weird to me. Everyone is all about fighting homophobia, but then homosexuals are straight-o-phobic, or bi-o-phobic. It's like, 'Stop being a fucking hypocrite about it! You want people to tolerate you for not being like them, but then you go and do this.' You can't march for equal rights and then not tolerate someone who isn't like you."
---- (to Hayden Manders of Refinery 29)

SOKO'S BAND

Left to right: Max Sokolinski, Edible Kate, Nico Musset, and Christine Owman

LOVE LETTER

Niki De Saint Phalle

The recently released song LOVE LETTER is a major departure from Soko's previous work, was inspired by the French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker Niki De Saint Phalle (1930-2002) and her 1988 book My Love, Where Shall We Make Love?. Art show curator and film director Aaron Rose, (part of the Beautiful Losers art movement) used drawings from the book to create the video for Soko's song. Said Rose, "The way Soko took the feeling of the text in the book and completely transformed it into her own just blew me away." LOVE LETTER is available on iTunes.

FREE THE NIPPLE - Join the Revolution

Soko was part of the Free the Nipple PSA "Everybody's Gotta Eat" (video on YouTube), directed by Sophie Tabet.

Soko - Free the Nipple campaign

HER

Harper Simon and Soko Spike Jonze and Soko - Oscar night 2014

Soko is the voice of Isabella in the Spike Jonze film HER, which won Jonze an Oscar for best screenplay. The film, scored by Arcade Fire, is about a lonely writer who falls in love with his computer's operating system. HER tied with GRAVITY for best film honours from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mourir auprès de toi (To Die By Your Side). Soko described how she met Jonze in an interview with Chris Tinkham last May.

Soko Describes Her Most Memorable Gig

"I was in Leipzig, Germany doing a movie and I just posted something on Facebook like "Hey, I'm going to be there tomorrow night. I don't know anyone over here, but would you guys want to come if I played a show? Find me somewhere and I'll be there". And they wrote, "Oh, you could play in that park, by the pond". I agreed, and I asked the director of the movie that I was doing if he wanted to come to see me play a few acoustic songs. When we got there, there were like three hundred people who had come over within only four or five hours. Everyone bought candles and blankets and tea and stuff. It was totally dark in this park. I was playing acoustic with no microphone or anything and it was just impossible. I asked people to raise their hands so I would go and play where there were the most raised hands and I would change location at each song. It was one of those really amazing shows and I played for two hours. I thought there were going to be about ten people there. It was the most beautiful thing ever."
-- (from DIY interview by Huw Oliver)

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