Escort To Release Full Length+Free Download “Caméleon Chameleon” (Club Remix)
(Digital, November 15, 2011; Physical, January 31, 2012)
NYC’s Escort Set To Drop Debut Full Length
“Caméleon Chameleon” (Club Remix) MP3 Download
“New York City’s best live band.”
– Time Out New York
“The most exciting dance machine New York’s produced in a while.”
– New York Post
Escort has been setting dance floors ablaze with their disco-infused beats, irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show since releasing a series of 12” singles in 2006. The seventeen-member “disco orchestra”, founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. Already enjoying accolades ranging from the New York Times to Pitchfork, the band is preparing to release their long awaited debut LP digitally November 15th and on vinyl and CD January 31st through Escort Records, and through Tirk Records in Europe. Check out the “Caméleon Chameleon” (Club Remix) MP3 HERE.
Steeped in the venerable tradition of club-land’s holy trinity, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, Escort’s self-titled new album pays homage to mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts & Ian Dury. While embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, Escort has managed create something strikingly new.
Opener “Caméleon Chameleon” is a theatrical masterpiece about the French serial impostor Frédéric Bourdin, set to a beat that’s equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. With piercing horns and silky smooth vocals “A Bright New Life” commands you to the dance floor. “Love in Indigo” blends the enormous R&B vocals of Adeline Michèle with lush strings creating a disco extravaganza that is all their own. The tracks, “Makeover” and “Why oh Why” seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era. The 1937 standard “A Sailboat in the Moonlight” is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes versions of their 12” DJ releases remixed, re-mastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP, completing the album as a sonic experience from beginning to end.