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Rupa & the April Fishes is a SF-based global alternative band that seamlessly blends indie-roots-neoclassical-international sounds to create a bold and cinematic body of music with themes that center around the fluid vagaries of life, love, death and a borderless world. Whether singing in French, Spanish, English, Romany, Tzotzil or Hindi, the April Fishes' sound is “ecstatic and powerfully evocative(LA Times) led by Rupa’s voice, which is “saucy, mysterious, and comparable in power to the late Amy Winehouse” (BUST Magazine).

Called “soulful and sensuous” by Relix Magazine, Build is their third studio album, produced with Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird). The band shows off the breadth of their diverse chops on the atmospheric ska of "Sur La Route" and an infectious cover of The Clash's politically-minded "Guns Of Brixton."  Sparse percussion and a hypnotic double bass form the foundation of opener "Build," which has been picked up to promote the upcoming documentary Generation Food Project, led by Hoop Dreams director Steve James and food justice writer Raj Patel All tracks are available for sync in full or instrumental form.

WATCH the Official Video for the title track "Build"

WATCH the Official Video for "Sur La Route"

Album assets available here

For synchronization or licensing inquiries, please contact Jim Kennedy by phone (510) 893-4705,
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