L’Impératrice announce new album ft. Maggie Rogers, Erick the Architect and More!



L’Impératrice has given riveting performances at some of the biggest festivals in the U.S. including Coachella, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits, and has a quickly expanding fanbase that propelled their upcoming fall tour to sell over 30,000 tickets in less than 3 days. Today, the quickly rising six-piece Parisian group – who is set to return to the U.S. this month for two sold out NYC shows and return performances at Coachella – is thrilled to announce their third full length album, Pulsar, due June 7th via Microqlima. Throughout the album, they move freely and authoritatively among the sounds they love, bridging hip-hop, kosmische, and modern pop with their most unabashed embraces of French Touch and international house ever. The album is also their first to feature guest vocalists who include folk/pop singer Maggie Rogers and rapper / producer Erick the Architect, among others.

Preorder / presave Pulsar  here: qlima.cool/PULSAR

Along with the album announcement, L’Impératrice have shared new single “Danza Marilù” featuring Italian vocalist Fabiana Martone. The collaboration is an electrifying homage to Italo-disco fused with the band’s signature sound, and was inspired by (and a rebuttal to) Serge Gainsbourg’s L’Homme à tête de chou. It is an anthem for women of all ages, for freely moving on the dancefloor in spite of looks that may ensue. Listen to “Danza Marilù (feat. Fabiana Martone)” here: https://qlima.cool/DANZAMARILU


The latest single from Pulsar follows “Me Da Igual” – three words in Spanish that roll off the tongue, a perfect title for a track of heightened sensuality. These early singles give listeners a look at what to expect throughout the the focused but far-reaching new record, influenced by the band’s travels around the globe in support of 2021 album Tako Tsubo, including shows across the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

Pulsar is a record where L’Impératrice made every decision, a set of songs that truly captured the band’s spirit both onstage and off. The self-produced album radiates the energy and wisdom of a band that has helmed so many dance parties around the world on the way to finding itself and its sound. Throughout, vocalist Flore Benguigui boldly sings of self-empowerment, or of shirking beauty standards, ageism, and drab normalcy. These are apt messages for these incandescent anthems of experience, of being yourself instead of anyone else’s version of it.

While writing the album, L’Impératice also tried a novel approach – splitting into two teams of ever-interchanging members to explore new ideas, led by the band’s founder Charles de Boisseguin. It was a way of incorporating every voice into writing like never before, pulling from idiosyncratic upbringings and enthusiasms. They then passed the tracks to Benguigui, a longtime jazz singer who would sometimes write two-dozen vocal melodies for a song just to see which one fit best. It was an arduous and exciting process and saw the band go from writing through to recording the album in about nine months. This was the sort of self-determination they’d wanted and now found.

By confronting other languages, other perspectives and other territories, and with pleasure as their only compass, Pulsar is the jubilant testament of a band with plenty to say and the skills to say it themselves.


  1.  Cosmogonie
  2. Amour Ex Machina
  3. Me Da Igual
  4. Love from the Other Side
  5. Danza Marilù (feat. Fabiana Martone)
  6. Any Way (feat. Maggie Rogers)
  7. Déjà-vue
  8. Girl!
  9. Sweet & Sublime (feat. Erick the Architect)
  10. Pulsar


  • Apr 03 La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, France *SOLD OUT
  • Apr 04 La Machine Du Moulin Rouge – Paris, France *SOLD OUT
  • Apr 09 Racket – New York, NY *SOLD OUT
  • Apr 10 Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *SOLD OUT
  • Apr 16 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Tickets
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  • Sep 6 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *SOLD OUT
  • Sep 7 Terminal 5 – New York, NY *SOLD OUT
  • Sep 8 Terminal 5 – New York, NY *SECOND SHOW ADDED
  • Sep 10 MTELUS – Montreal, QC
  • Sep 13 Rebel – Toronto, ON
  • Sept 14 The Salt Shed – Chicago, IL
  • Sep 16 The Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *SOLD OUT
  • Sep 17 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sep 20 Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC
  • Sep 21 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
  • Sep 22 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
  • Sep 24 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA *SOLD OUT
  • Sep 25 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA *SECOND SHOW ADDED
  • Oct 11 L’Aéronef – Lille, France
  • Oct 12 Stereolux – Nantes, France *SOLD OUT
  • Oct 17 Le Rocher De Palmer – Bordeaux, France
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  • Oct 26 den Atelier – Luxembourg
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  • Nov 26 Roundhouse – London, UK
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  • Dec 9 Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dec 11 Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 12 X-Tra – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dec 13 Thônex Live – Geneva, Switzerland

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