Rupa and the April Fishes’ debut album eXtraOrdinary rendition echoes influences of Argentinean tango, classic French chanson, Gypsy swing, American folk, and Latin cumbias. The album is packaged in a matte-finish digipak complete with a 32-page booklet of song lyrics and a beautiful poster by Mona Caron.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rupa & the April Fishes create music that defies easy categorization. Their debut album, eXtraOrdinary rendition, echoes with influences of classic French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even hints of Indian ragas. With their progressive blend of international flavors with a youthful alternative rock energy, the trend-setting band is spearheading a multicultural movement that is redefining the sound of contemporary music. Shades of Manu Chao, Lhasa, Pink Martini, Gogol Bordello and more can be heard in their appealing, polyglot sound.