And now for a group you may not know — a Parisian act called Caravan Palace who caught our attention with their modern-day big band sound. Lauded as an exhilarating electro-gypsy-jazz group by NPR and tagged under “ragtime EDM” by Flood Magazine, the band has received critical acclaim in France for their swinging, early-20th-century Left Bank bohemian sensibilities.
Fronted by vocalist Zoé Colotis and founding members Hugues Payen (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar) alongside Antoine Toustou (trombone, machines), Caravan Palace cites influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk. Their cheekily-titled third album <|°_°|> was released on Le Plan Recordings this October.
Following a stint at Coachella last year, Caravan Palace will be returning to the US in spring 2016. Listen to “Russian” from the latest LP below — c’est magnifique!