Meet The von Trapps, the next generation. Siblings Sofia (26), Melanie (24), Amanda (23) and August (20), the great-grandchildren of the Captain and Maria von Trapp, are reinventing the legacy of their birthright for the modern age. Dancing in Gold, the first of three EPs of entirely original material that The von Trapps plan to send out into the world over the next two years, is available via Heinz Records. The EP is also now available for purchase as a limited run gold-colored 10" vinyl on The von Trapps' and Pink Martini's official websites.
The first single from their EP is the title track "Dancing in Gold" which has just been paired with a music video that premiered on BlackBook. Inspired by the work of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Françoise Hardy, and the Beach Boys, the harmonic folk-pop and classic style that exudes out of "Dancing in Gold" is 21st-century von Trapp, inventive, earnest, and exquisite. The layering of female and male vocals with a beautiful background of hanging lights creates a beautiful aesthetic. "Dancing in Gold" will have you watching the video multiple times to absorb all of its' brilliance.
For their first foray into the studio in their new incarnation, the siblings sought out a kindred spirit, approaching Israel Nebeker, the lead singer and songwriter of Blind Pilot, to produce the album. Nebeker gets right to the heart and soul of the matter: "Their sound is an open collage, unafraid of combining disparate style and sentiment. Most importantly to me, it communicates honestly and is sung from the heart."