[[caption-width-right:240:Jess Gulbranson(seated) and Shreya Bollock..]]


CoeurMachant is an American psychedelic band with a relatively rare modus operandi: the two members live in Portland, OR and Olympia, WA respectively, and record all their music remotely, only meeting for the first time before their first gig. Jess Gulbranson came from bands such as [[PsychedelicRock Joys of Oil]] and [[{{Jazz}} Numinous Knot]], while Shreya Bollock was an accomplished [[FolkMusic folk singer]].

From the band's bio, on the origin of their name:

"The name of the band is perhaps the most persistent puzzle for many. It is taken from an Art Nouveau poster series that Gulbranson started in 2007, the phrases being taken from a book on lexicology, and actually misspelled. As found in the book, the French means “biting heart.” The original phrase coeur mechant has a curious history, according to the Maven’s WOTD on the Random House web site:

“If you look up curmudgeon in Samuel Johnson’s 1755 Dictionary of the English Language, you will find the following in parentheses before the definition: “It is a vitious manner of pronouncing coeur mechant, Fr. an unknown correspondent.” Coeur means ‘heart’, and mechant means ‘bad’. Dr. Johnson had apparently lost track of who had given him this etymology, and the “Fr.” stands for ‘from’. However, a man named John Ash published a New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language in 1775 [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant in which he took]] Dr. Johnson’s “Fr.” to mean ‘French’ and, knowing no French, provided the etymology “from Fr. coeur ‘unknown’, mechant ‘correspondent’.” An embarrassing lexicographical moment.”"


[[folder: The band's discography is as follows: ]]

* ''Shipwrecked In Delight'' (2008)
* ''Magenein, House of Enchantment'' (2009)
* ''Soundtrack from [[Literature/ABootStompingAHumanFaceForever 10 A BOOT STOMPING 20 A HUMAN FACE 30 GOTO 10]]'' (2010)
* ''Untitled album to be released in 2011

!!Coeur Machant provides examples of:

* AlbumTitleDrop- for ''Shipwrecked'' on the song "Anselm"
* ConceptAlbum- ''Magenein'', somewhere between Series/TheLostRoom and DungeonPunk
* CreatorCouple- Averted and [[http://crappyindiemusic.blogspot.com/2009/12/hey-ladies.html lampshaded.]]
* EchoingAcoustics- Reverb and weird delay up the wazoo. Gulbranson's then infant daughter's crying is captured in the reverb tail on one of the songs.
* [[FakeRadioShowAlbum Fake Radio Show Track]]- "In The Future, Throat Slits You"
* GratuitousPanning
* GriefSong- "Rubies, Diamonds, and Sapphires", "She's Someone's Daughter", and potentially others
* MurderBallad- "Anselm"
* [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Neoclassical Ambient Psychedelic Folk Hauntology]]
* OneWomanWail- Though often expanded by overdubs and effects to make A Bunch Of Chicks Wailings.
* Sampling- Especially prominent on the [[Literature/ABootStompingAHumanFaceForever STOMPING]] soundtrack- every track, in fact, making it a mass ShoutOut to various movies. A porn sample is also used to great effect on the GenderFlip song "I've Been Your Dog".
* WordSaladLyrics- All over the place, as both members are poets/artists as well.