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April March

Chrominance Decoder

(Ideal)

Last year Air proved there’s still plenty of relevance in the French pop genre and now American April March is chiming in with her own spin on the cabaret and Euro-pop stylings of the Serge Gainsbourg-inspired set. March has quite an eclectic past that includes work as a professional cartoon animator and stints in three previous bands—The Pussywillows, The Shitbirds, and The Haves. On Chrominance Decoder, her stock-in-trade is airy Euro-pop, replete with loungey synthesizers, French horns, casios, and orchestral bits. Fans of the Pizzicato Five, Combustible Edison, and Stereo Total will enjoy this charm-fest that features a mix of French and English vocals.

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Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.


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