Efterklang: Magic Chairs


Newly signed to 4AD, the Copenhagen-based quartet Efterklang make their label debut with Magic Chairs, their third full-length studio album, out February 23.

Efterklang are Mads Brauer (electronics and various instruments), Casper Clausen (vocals and various instruments), Thomas Husmer (drums and trumpet) and Rasmus Stolberg (bass and guitar).

Removing themselves from their home city and heading to Aarhus' Feedback Recording Studio, the band recorded basic tracks as a band (drums, bass, guitars and piano), replicating the live set-up from where the songs had initially taken form. Later, back in Copenhagen, orchestral flourishes were added and guest musicians were called upon (including their touring band members - Peter Broderick, Heather W. Broderick, Frederik Teige and Daniel James).

For even greater clarity of sound, British engineer and producer Gareth Jones (Nick cave and The Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Mogwai, Grizzly Bear, Wire and more) was drafted in for mixing duties to work alongside their in-house electronics wizard in Brauer.

Check out the MP3 for "Modern Drift" here.

Efterklang Tour Dates
02/19/10 Fri Sentrum Scene Oslo, NO
03/02/10 Tue First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
03/03/10 Wed Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
03/04/10 Thu T.T. the Bear's Place Cambridge, MA
03/05/10 Fri La Sala Rossa Montreal, QC
03/06/10 Sat El Mocambo Toronto, ON
03/07/10 Sun The Pike Room Pontiac, MI
03/08/10 Mon The Lincoln Theater Decatur, IL
03/11/10 Thu The Triple Door Seattle, WA
03/12/10 Fri Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
03/13/10 Sat Doug Fir Portland, OR
03/15/10 Mon Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
03/16/10 Tue Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
04/20/10 Tue Concorde 2 Brighton, GB
04/21/10 Wed Shepherd's Bush Empire London, GB
04/22/10 Thu Academy 2 Oxford, GB
04/23/10 Fri Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, GB
04/24/10 Sat Black Box Cafe Belfast, GB
04/25/10 Sun Whelans Dublin, IR
04/27/10 Tue Metropolis Bristol, GB
04/28/10 Wed Nouveau Casino Paris, FRA
04/29/10 Thu Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, FRA
04/30/10 Fri Le Vip Saint Nazaire, FRA


[Published on: 2/3/10]

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