Caravan Palace will release <i°_°i>, their third studio album, on October 16th 2015. Created in their Parisian studios, where the electro-pioneers fuse hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect, <i°_°i> evokes the spirit of a modernistic Quintette du Hot Club de France.
The musical sound bed for the vocally explosive, burlesqueblazoning Zoe Colotis is created by the band’s three founder members Hughes Paven (violin), Charles Delaporte (upright bass) and Arnaud Vial (guitar), plus Camille Chapelière (clarinet) & Antoine Toustou (trombone and electronics) over the beats provided by Paul-Marie Barbier (vibraphone, washboard, piano). The result is a decadent, potent cocktail of jazz manouche, hip-hop, jive, house and beats that defies simple categorisation.
The band’s appeal has grown off-radar, appreciated for both their musical virtuosity and their sheer ability to deliver a ballistic good time. Having originally formed in 2005 the band’s eponymous debut album in 2008 set the tone – a rip-roaring party, bursting with fun and good humour. This album went on to define a new sound called Electro Swing, while charting in their native France where it quickly attained a platinum sales award.
The second album, 2012’s ‘Panic’, featuring the massive tunes ‘Clash’ and ‘Rock It For Me’ remains a treat to listen to, whether in a burlesque bar or at home. Since its release the band’s live profile has risen unrelentingly, their concert tickets flying out with minimum promotion and zero-hype across the USA, a true word-of-mouth sensation that earned them a spot at Coachella last year.
With this new album, and the recent use of their music in a Diet Coke commercial, America is about to get very familiar with Caravan Palace.
US TOUR DATES
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
May 26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 27 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 31 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
June 1 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
June 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 6 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
June 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
June 8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
June 10 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
June 11 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
June 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
June 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
June 15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
June 18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
June 20 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom