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April March announces collaborative album w/Staplin, shares new track ‘Parti avec le soleil’

Francophile indie singer-songwriter April March is proud to announce the new album April March Meets Staplin, due May 5 via Velvetica Music (with vinyl arriving on April 22, just in time to make it an official Record Store Day title). The album – a collaboration between March and the celebrated French duo Staplin, with lyrics in both French and English – is heralded by new track ‘Parti Avec le Soleil,’ which has been described by the artists as being “written for Vivien Leigh to sing before she stood in front of the train in Duvivier’s ‘Anna Karenina.’”

“‘Parti Avec Le Soleil’ was recorded on a rainy afternoon in Normandie,” March says. “Toby Dammit joined us and we hit it like Jules Renard: ‘In order to do certain crazy things, it is necessary to behave like a coachman who has let go of the reins and fallen asleep.’ If I could record 3 million more albums with Staplin, I surely would.”

This new collection bears marks from all points of March’s wildly varied career, from the classic ‘Chick Habit’ – hand-picked by Quentin Tarantino for his film Death Proof – to ‘Allons-y,’ her recent collaboration with Olivia Jean. April March Meets Staplin could be accurately surmised as an amalgam of 60’s psychedelic rock, krautrock and yé-yé, with added influences as far-flung as Beck, David Lynch, Phil Spector, Serge Gainsbourg and of course, the undeniably distinct touch of the inimitable April March.

April March Meets Staplin:

  1. Le Rayon Vert
  2. Alfie Solomons’ Hush
  3. Les Fleurs Invisibles
  4. Palomino Rich Man
  5. Ombres
  6. Parti Avec Le Soleil
  7. Lay Down Snow White
  8. Villain’s Whisper
  9. Get Wild, Elevator Man
  10. L’Horizon
  11. Natalie
  12. Underneath The wind
  13. Guy B.
  14. Lone Ranger

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