The energy that bursts forth with each new stanza in Caravan Palace‘s new release – a full-length titled Chronologic – is undeniable. From the fade in on first track “Miracle”, unwavering positivity is thrust upon your eardrums, a soundscape and attitude we have been craving for quite a while. As politics rears its ugly head at us from all sides in the art community, allowing ourselves to pour such invigorating lyrics into our ears feels like a welcome escape from the world’s melancholia. (There is a song on this release specifically titled “Melancolia”. But we will get to that in a moment.) The soundscape gets theatrical with “About You”, a track the Parisian group concocted with a feature by Charles X. “Moonshine” brings with it a more relaxed vibe that fits the title well.
Here’s where we get to “Melancolia”. While we see the reflection of a slower pace that mirrors the title, the song itself is still smooth as silk and just as easy to dance to as its predecessors. At no point does our mood dip while listening, which speaks to the psychology behind the soundscape. “Plume” brings the pace back up, with sounds reminiscent of Alexandra Stan’s “Mr. Saxobeat”. This one could – quite frankly – hit the airwaves and pick up speed with a dancing crowd. “Fargo” gives us sunshine-soaked, lazy morning brunch vibes, while “Waterguns” boasts more of that hit single potential, featuring vocals by Tom Bailey. “Leena” slows it down again, allowing an introspective breather and – truly – a ballad-like feel to enter the Chronologic journey. “Supersonics” feels like an extension of the wonderful dance groove we felt with “Plume”, leading into tenth track “Ghost”, which has a more ethereal feel, the most literal translation of its title we could ever hope for. “April” brings with it an instrumental energy that is balanced out with cool, crooning vocals. We couldn’t think of a better way to round out this fabulous new release.
Now, go infuse your holiday weekend with this happiness. On repeat!
FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
09/28 Mexico City / El Plaza Condesa
10/01 Boston / Royale
10/03 Washington DC / 9 :30 Club
10/04 NYC / TERMINAL 5
10/05 Philadelphia / Union Transfer
10/07 Montreal / Mtelus
10/08 Toronto / Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/09 Detroit / Garden Theatre
10/11 Chicago / House of Blues
10/12 Minneapolis / First Avenue
10/14 Denver / Ogden Theatre
10/17 Seattle / The Showbox
10/19 Portland / Crystal Ballroom
10/21 Oakland / Fox Theatre
10/22 Los Angeles / The Wiltern
10/23 San Diego / The Observatory North Park
10/27 Austin / Mohawk
10/29 Dallas / Granada Theater
10/31 Atlanta / The Masquerade (Heaven)
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