One of the greatest 80s pop bands, Les Rita Mitsouko, is no more. Founded in 1979, the French duo of Catherine Ringer and Frédéric Chichin remained active until very recently, and just released their 11th album Variéty in 2007. Sadly, Frédéric was diagnosed with cancer this year and died last Wednesday. I urge all of you to check out the Rita Mitsouko YouTube collection. More videos and live recordings than you can shake a stick at. The stuff from the new album sucks, but there is enough great old material to make up for it. As a bonus, here is a rare bilingual version of their first big hit in MP3 format: Marcia Baila (extended version).