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Before you ask, yes, the members of La Femme are French, and their songs are sung in French. But your monolingualism shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the synthy surf-rock group whose music has spanned the globe. Though the band hails from the coastal city of Biarritz, it owes its international success to a group of Californians who came to town to compete in a surfing competition and encouraged the band to hit the road. What does a typical La Femme track sound like? It’s hard to say—the band switches up its sound quicker than the French whip up a chic, effortless meal. La Femme’s most recent album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, is a mélange of twangy guitars, spoken vocals, unorthodox instruments, and little moments of spooky theremin. Songs dance between serious and lighthearted, sometimes in the middle of a track. On the whole, it’s the kind of music you might hear in a fun haunted house, and this show is your cue to find a new haunt. La Femme performs at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.