Efterklang: New Album/Free MP3


Two months after joining the 4AD stable, Efterklang have announced details for Magic Chairs, the band's third full-length studio album and their first for the label.

Slated for release on February 23, Magic Chairs is Efterklang's most accessible and immediate album to date. Unlike the lengthy gestation of 2007's critically acclaimed Parades ("Dazzling MMMM" Mojo) that saw the band isolate themselves in their home-town of Copenhagen for more than 18 months, Magic Chairs was a far more organic and close-knit affair and a marked departure in terms of approach and execution.

During brief breaks from touring in early 2009, and with help from members of their seven-piece live band, the four core members of Efterklang began to develop song sketches into more elaborate arrangements in Tel Aviv and Portland. Taking the songs on the road and testing them out on their U.S. tour allowed the band the luxury to fine-tune and hone each new track, before returning to Denmark in the spring to begin the task of recording. Engineer-producer Gareth Jones (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Wire) was drafted in to mix Magic Chairs in London; another first for the band.

Talking about Magic Chairs the band explains "We are very proud of this record and feel that it introduces a new Efterklang sound. The songs draw inspiration from pop song structures, created and recorded with a live approach and we wanted to display every sound source clearly so that the listener can hear every ingredient of the music."

Magic Chairs' opening track, "Modern Drift," can be downloaded here.

Magic Chairs Track Listing
1. Modern Drift
2. Alike
3. I Was Playing Drums
4. Raincoats
5. Harmonics
6. Full Moon
7. The Soft Beating
8. Scandinavian Love
9. Mirror Mirror
10. Natural Tune

Check out JamBase's rave review for Efterklang's previous album here.


[Published on: 11/28/09]

Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!

You'll receive

show alerts

when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

free tickets

, gain the ability to

share your personalized live music calendar

and much more. Join JamBase!



To read comments and participate in this story, please visit the Articles forum »