Photo by Yvan Fontaine

Photo by Yvan Fontaine

Following the success of his EP in fall 2012 and a mini-tour of the U.S. northeast the following summer, Paris-based songwriter David Garlitz will release his first full-length effort, “A Poor Man’s Pocket,” on January 14th, 2014.  The album features eleven original compositions by Garlitz, as well as a version of Steely Dan’s “Your Gold Teeth II,” re-imagined as a Cuban rumba.  Garlitz is joined by New Orleans native and fellow ex-pat songstress Alison Young on three of the tracks.

Garlitz’s songs combine the swing of Joao Gilberto, the wit of Cole Porter, and the sweet sincerity of Kermit the Frog, with a style Paris music blog Amalgame Musicale describes as “totally audacious, poetic, and romantic.” A native of the small town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, Garlitz played free-jazz in Philadelphia, learned Afro-cuban rhythms in Havana, and finally made his home in Paris, France, where “A Poor Man’s Pocket” was recorded.

After last year’s successful collaboration with Boat Safety Films on the music video for “I Wanna Eat You Up” (which hit 2,000 in only two weeks on Vimeo), Garlitz re-united with director Giga Shane for “I Like the Way You Move,” another music video masterpiece which perfectly captures Garlitz’s wit and humor, shot entirely in Super 8mm film.

Pre-sales for “A Poor Man’s Pocket” will begin December 14th on iTunes and at

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