Caravan Palace – Récit de Voyage

This may seem somewhat far afield from “Indie” music, but if you’ve followed H.I.M. for any time you know that we often take odd and/or intriguing rabbit trails in our musical quest.  Gypsy-electro-swing for the masses never sounded better. 

Caravan Palace – Jolie Coquine

Caravan Palace – La Caravane

It all started with a double bass player, a guitarist and a violinist; all highly talented musicians who are really into swing, Django addicts who enjoy tinkering with electro. Their project swayed a singer, a clarinettist, a trombonist who doubles up on percussion and a guitarist who also acts as DJ. With their “Zazou” look (inspired by Parisian paleo-punks from the 1940s), they serve up festive, frantic music, an improbable futuristic and melodious Charleston fit for the dance floor. Caravan Palace is to swing what the Gotan Project is to tango.
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~ by castleqwayr on August 30, 2010.

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