Band of the Day

2014.05.23

Intended Immigration

Charmingly cheeky electro-swing that'll put a smile on your face and a spring in your step
Would you like to taste my cake? Tell me that you like it, that it's beautiful.
lyrics from Mon Gateau (translated)

Intended Immigration crosses borders, decades and genres with a wink and a smile, blending modern electronica with swinging influences from across the world. On its newest release from Wooden Hat Records, 'La Demoiselle Du Fonque,' Intended Immigration is in a charmingly cheeky groove that puts a smile on the face and a spring in the step.

The album's first single, the Django-esque "Tout Tourne," features the dizzying vocals of Fatiha, as does the quirkily flirty "Mon Gateau," while the funky, "trop sexy" title track and "St. Tropez" cross decades to bring the listener into a jazzy 1960s European lounge. Other standout tracks on 'Demoiselle' include "Chair in the Air," a klezmer-infused multicultural wedding extravaganza, and the 1940s swing of "We've Got What You Want."

Music by Intended Immigration has appeared on compilations in Europe and Japan; in U.S. TV shows including Ugly Betty (ABC), Accidentally On Purpose (CBS), Better Off Ted (ABC), Love Bites (NBC) and The Philanthropist (NBC); in the film Every Day (with Helen Hunt and Liev Schreiber); and in advertisements by Suave, Chobani and Macy’s.

The creative force behind Intended Immigration is Swiss-born musician and producer Thomas Feurer, who has also contributed to neo-retro remixes on albums by his all-time heroes Herb Alpert and Quincy Jones.

Thomas honed his majors and minors at the American School of Modern Music in Paris and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and also studied law at the University of Zurich. He currently lives in the New York area. He is fluent in English, German, French and Schwiizertuetsch, and has been rumored to yodel when enjoying fondue.