Caravan Place prepping third album
French electro-swing band Caravan Place is getting ready to release its third studio album. Even better, they're getting ready to head back on the road!
These pioneers have truly helped the electroswing trend spread all across Europe over the last few years. Yet they're still credited for bringing together some of the most sophisticated and experienced musicians anywhere in the world. In France, they're a massive success story. Who can forget the commercial success of their debut album, the way they sold out venues everywhere and left fans dancing the night away at some of the biggest and best rock festivals in the world.
By the time they released their second album "PANIC" in 2012, fans were clamoring to see what the band would do next. Critics were quick to sing their praises by saying, "The band transforms masterly the Swing and Gypsy-Jazz into the 21st century, this means on the one hand the admiration for Django and Manouche, and on the other hand Daft Punk and Justice!" – that's the sound of the moment.
There's currently no release date for Caravan Palace's third album, but they've promised it will be out by the end of 2015. Prior to that, they're scheduled to play at a number of festivals during the summer, so get your tickets today!
About Caravan Palace
What do you get when you cross French Electro swing and Gypsy Jazz? A band that has been making lots of noise since its debut studio album rolled out in 2008.
The current incarnation of the group dubbed Caravan Palace is comprised of Zoe Colotis (vocals), Hugues Payen (violin), Camille Chapeliere (clarinet), Charles Delaporte (double bass, electronics), Antoine Toustou (electronics, trombone), Arnaud Vial (guitar) and Paul-Marie Barbier (vibraphone). And if you're wondering about their origin, three of the band members were previously hired to… provide the soundtrack to silent pornographic movies.
Do we have your attention now? Consider the fact that the band found some of its members via a MySpace search (hey, the power of social media!), and the group became popular after releasing a number of demos and singles straight to the Internet. It was all smooth sailing after that, as the band spent a year touring France and subsequently landed its first festival gig at the Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival in 2007. A short time later, they were scooped up by the Paris-based Wagram Music record label.
Their eponymous album placed on a number of European charts, climbing all the way to #11 in the band's native France. It was followed by the EP titled "Clashed" in late 2011, and on March 5, 2012 Caravan Palace released their sophomore effort "Panic."
See Caravan Palace on a North American tour that kicks off April 1 in Boston and runs through the 19th, with the final date at Solana Beach.
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