Monday, March 29, 2021

April March, Olivia Jean - Palladium EP

From Third Man Records comes an EP as delightful as a spring day - six "versions" of a short number titled "Let's Go" or "Allons-y" - you see, it's put forth in both English and French, with slightly different versions for each track. The common elements are April March and Olivia Jean's bright, clear, totally confident vocals and great backbeats and guitars. Some tracks feature chicken-scratch soul guitar, some a heavier rock sound, and of course it would not be complete without a couple of surf guitar numbers. Short (18:00 all in), sweet and completely satisfying, you can get just the music at all your usual digital sources, or a "French flag" tricolored vinyl. Here we are, a week into spring, and you may have here your record of the summer:


Below is a link to the record's landing page at Third Man. I encourage you to check it out, and read the ladies' bios, which feature interactions with a host of figures including Bo Diddley, Brian Wilson, Ronnie Spector and of course Jack White, at whose studio these tracks were produced. 

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