Garage-punk duo DTCV (pronounced "detective") has a Francophile streak matched only by its leftist political leanings. On the band's latest, Confusion Moderne, frontwoman Lola G., singing almost exclusively in her native French, directs her words in support of "anti-capitalist, neo-anarchist, radical feminist and pro-environmental" ideals, according to a band bio (I took four years of Spanish in high school, so I'll have to trust this).

Garage-punk duo DTCV (pronounced "detective") has a Francophile streak matched only by its leftist political leanings. On the band's latest, Confusion Moderne, frontwoman Lola G., singing almost exclusively in her native French, directs her words in support of "anti-capitalist, neo-anarchist, radical feminist and pro-environmental" ideals, according to a band bio (I took four years of Spanish in high school, so I'll have to trust this).

Lola is backed throughout by novelist and former Guided By Voices guitarist James Greer - the two met at a party in the Hollywood Hills - who laces the music with fuzzy, psychedelic guitars that alternate between frantic ("Conformiste," a tight little brawler packed with rabbit-punch riffs) and serene (the woozy "L'Accord Parfait," which opens up like highway traffic as the road winds farther away from Downtown Los Angeles).