The promise shown by the band convinces the label to seal its relationship with Foreign Diplomats in 2013 and release their self-titled EP in june of the same year. This recording leads the band to perform at famed Montreal’s International Jazz Festival and Expo Québec, showcase at industry darling M for Montreal as well as open for enviable acts including Phantogram, Half Moon Run, Violent Femmes and Alex Nevsky.
The fall of 2014 sees Foreign Diplomats make their way to Bathouse Recording Studio, enlisting Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, The Shins, Counting Crows...) to produce their debut album Princess Flash, released on October 9, 2015.
1. Lies (of November)
2. Comfort Design
5. Flash Sings for Us
6. Lily's Nice Shoes!
7. Beni Oui Oui
9. Guns (of March)
11. Drunk Old Paul (and his Wild Things)
Elie Raymond: Guitars, synths, vocals
Lazer Vallieres: Drums, percussions, vocals
Tom F. Bruneau: Synths, trombone on Crown / Beni-Oui-Oui / Queen+King, vocals
Tony L. Roy: Bass, synths, vocals
Words, music and arrangements by Elie Raymond
Except Crown : arrangements by Foreign DiplomatsProduced and mixed by Brian Deck
Recorded in the first cold months of 2015 (January to March) at Bathouse, Bath, Ontario and at the Indica studio, Montreal, Quebec
Engineered by Nyles Spencer at Bathouse and by Peter Edwards at the Indica studio
Most of Queen+King recorded by Mario Lessard at Planet Studios, Montreal, Quebec in June 2012
Mastered by Ryan Morey