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Pink Martini enlists some young Von Trapps for 'Dream a Little Dream'

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PINK MARTINI VON TRAPPS
Chris Hornbecker

Portland’s Pink Martini has made its name on recreating traditional American pop with a respect for tradition spiked with hint of the uncanny—which lends the enterprise a vaguely John Waters-esque vibe.

Recently band leader Thomas Lauderdale hooked up with Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, the great-grandchildren of the actual Captain and Maria von Trapp who inspired The Sound of Music, adding them to the group’s sprawling lineup for a new album, Dream a Little Dream, where they take on everything from the Rwandan national anthem to, yes, “Edelweiss.” For the titular track the collective teamed up with Portlandia producer David Cress and Tanya Selvaratnam for a video co-created by Melanie von Trapp and Alex Marashian that matches the song’s juxtaposition of cutesy old-timey aesthetics and dreamy surreality.

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