Certainly not a new album, but something I find seasonally appropriate. April March is a moniker of Elinore Blake, an American singer that holds a candle for French pop songs. It is pretty obvious to see the appeal of this album if you're a fan of Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Brigette Bardot and their ilk. The tracks are a combination of covers and originals, with the first track being an English version of a Gainsbourg-written tune the occurs in French in the second half (so if you think you might have heard that shit before you're not just mad/drunk/high). This is fantastic party music as it is amazingly cheerful, interesting, and not overwhelming like many poor hosts all too often blast at gatherings. The whole album flows seamlessly from one song to another providing one of the most pleasant albums I possess.
To be had here:
April March - Pairs in April [160 kbps]