Here in America, Noir's brand of psychedelic pop became a tough find when he and Barsuk Records parted ways after his second album came out in 2008, but I'm here to tell you the search for the more recent import 'Jimmy's Show,' as well as the slew of self-released Noir Club EPs, are worth the additional labor. I'm going to include a song from each of Noir's first two albums, as well as a video from his 2012 album to help you find your way. You may discover the sounds of a Brian Wilson or a Nilsson, but with the British sensibility of a Robyn Hitchcock in there, too.
Jim Noir - "Key of C" from 'Tower of Love' (2006)
Jim Noir - "Don't You Worry" from 'Jim Noir' (2008)