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Sleep Party People to support our Danish tour!

October 19, 2010 by Rasmus

We are happy to confirm that one of our favorite new bands from Denmark will play support on Efterklang’s 6 upcoming Danish concerts in November

04.11 – Århus, DK / Voxhall / Tickets / supp: Sleep Party People
05.11 – Fredericia, DK / Ungdommens Hus / Tickets / supp: Sleep Party People
06.11 – Kolding, DK / Godset / Tickets / supp: Sleep Party People
11.11 – Herning, DK / Fermaten / Tickets / supp: Sleep Party People
12.11 – Viborg, DK / Paletten / tickets / supp: Sleep Party People
13.11 – Albertslund, DK / Forbrændingen / Tickets / supp: Sleep Party People

Here is video of Sleep Party People playing live:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang

Efterkids update

October 18, 2010 by Rasmus has been online for a week now and we already got a lot of nice coverage (like: DrownedinSound, Filter, Pitchfork). Thanks to all you guys who have spend time watching the videos and shared the info.

We don’t have an recent update on how much have been donated (as this is managed by 4AD in NYC) but we are expecting that we are close to the first goal which is a new computer and composer software for the Special Music School. Any donation no matter size is still welcome via

In the recent week we have also been in contact with good people in Brussels and Eindhoven. It looks like two new Efterkids performances are close to be confirmed! We look forward to share those news with you soon.

We also just uploaded the Efterkids performances to YouTube. But we still prefer you watch the videos at

Posted in Efterkids, Efterklang, Video

Efterkids, watch, donate & support Music Education

October 11, 2010 by Rasmus

It´s an honour for us to introduce our new project EFTERKIDS!

This weekend launched and same time our open invitation for talented kids around the world to join Efterkids.

Efterkids is an attempt to raise awareness of the need for music education in public schools and same time collaborate with talented kids across the globe. We are also hoping to raise some money for the cause and maybe you would consider donating? It would make us and a lot of kids very happy.

None of us in Efterklang have ever studied music on a higher level. Had it not been for encouraging music teachers in our public schools we would never have been where we are today. However that’s just one little positive outcome of music education in public schools. Several studies show that music education in schools has a major impact on kids. It fosters success in school life, social life and just life overall in fact. If you want to read up on this subject, then this link is a good place to start.

Efterkids took its beginning in February 2010. Here we collaborated with 6 talented kids from the Special Music School (P.S. 859) in New York. The collaboration can be seen on video at You can watch Efterklang & Efterkids perform Full Moon and Natural Tune. All very high tech as we were projected on a screen behind the kids and the communication took place via Skype.

As mentioned we are hoping to raise some money and the first project is to help The Special Music School to raise money for a computer and composer software for the kids. If you feel this is something you would like to donate money for, then please visit and simply press the donate button and select an amount you wish to donate.

Besides the two videos and the donation part also holds course material (scores, mp3s with string and without strings) for Natural Tune and Full Moon. And we are hereby inviting string playing kids and their teachers around the world to join Efterkids. Since our collaboration with the kids from The Special Music School we have collaborated with 6 kids from the Duisburg area for this years Traumzeit Festival and we have several other Efterkids events coming up. We would love to have more kids involved. You can play with us in your classrooms or at a special Efterkids event. Everything goes. Its all for fun, free and a good cause.

That’s it about Efterkids for now! We hope you will welcome this new project!

Posted in Efterkids, Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Video

4 Very Special Efterklang Concerts in The Netherlands!

October 8, 2010 by Rasmus

We are very excited to share these news. In February we will take part of the annual Cross-Linx Festival in The Netherlands together with The National and Owen Pallett. The festival takes place in concert halls in 4 different cities (Utrect, Eindhoven, Groningen & Rotterdam) and one of their objectives is to let the alternative rock scene cross with the classical scene.

Therefore we have been invited to create a very special orchestra for these four concerts. We will be 16 musicians on stage plus our new friend Daniel Bjarnason (Bedroom Community) who will conduct and also do the arrangements for this special concert. It is too early for us to share all the details, but we can let you know that our band for these 4 shows will include a saxophone quartet!

The tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) and if you would like the chance to attend one of these unique Efterklang concerts then we recommend you to book tickets fast. As mentioned the line-up include our good friends from The National and also Owen Pallett who is equally brilliant! Its gonna sell out and most likely very fast!

TICKETS HERE: Ticketmaster (the Rotterdam show should be added here before tomorrow)

17.02 Utrecht, NL / Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
18.02 Eindhoven, NL / Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
19.02 Groningen, NL / De Oosterpoort
20.02 Rotterdam, NL / De Doelen


14.10 – Reykjavik, Iceland / Iceland Airwaves

04.11 – Århus, DK / Voxhall / tickets
05.11 – Fredericia, DK / Ungdommens Hus
06.11 – Kolding, DK / Godset / tickets
07.11 – Liverpool, UK / Liverpool Music Week @ O2 academy Liverpool / Tickets
11.11 – Herning, DK / Fermaten / tickets
12.11 – Viborg, DK / Paletten / tickets
13.11 – Albertslund, DK / Forbrændingen / tickets
17.11 – Madrid, Spain / Teatro Lara
18.11 – Sevilla, Spain / Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
19.11 – Lisboa, Portugal / MusicBox / Tickets
24.11 – Brussels, BE / AB Club (Spot on Denmark) / Tickets
25.11 – Hasselt, BE / Cultuurcentrum Hasselt / Tickets
26.11 – Roeselare, BE / Cultuurcentrum De Spil / Tickets
27.11 – Istanbul, TR / Babylon / tickets

04.12 – Uppsala, SE / Uppsala Koncert Kongress

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra

Xerox Ros & Eftercopy?

September 28, 2010 by Rasmus

Sigur Rós just posted a very interesting post on their blog. Interesting in the way that you get offended on their behalf and also interesting because it describes a hot topic and widespread standard in the TV ad business today.

Have you ever watched a TV ad and thought that the music reminded you of a song you know by a band you like?

Quite often bands willingly let TV ads feature their music in return for a fair compensation, but just as often TV ads feature music that is copying original artists. Sometimes the similarity is just too much and it makes your stomach turn. The Sigur Ros blog post showcases a line of these bad examples.

Recently we got contacted by an Efterklang listener in Brazil. He wanted us to watch this new and expensively produced TV ad for Brastemp. A huge local company owned by Whirlpool Corporation. The music in their ad is so heavily inspired by Modern Drift that it for sure made our stomachs turn.

Let us know what you think?

The Brastemp TV ad

Here is our video for Modern Drift

Posted in Efterklang

Thank you Northwest!

September 20, 2010 by Rasmus

Here is a massive thanks to all the people that came out for our shows in Vancouver BC, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

We love this corner of this huge continent.
L.O.V.E – MJ style!

We look forward to some good shows in California now.

Posted in Efterklang

Chords Across America

September 14, 2010 by Rasmus

If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr you might have noticed that we currently are uploading a short video clip each day.

For each city we visit on this current North American Tour we plan to video record a chord. We are sort of inventing the rules on the go and look forward to see how the collection of chords will look once we finish!

You are welcome to send us your own chord btw. Just email it to contact [a] Also, if you live in Portland then we would like to invite you to come down and record a chord with us at Doug Fir on Saturday – meet us at 6pm on Jupiter Hotels parking lot – bring an instrument or sing!

Below are the three latest chords.
Today we play in Salt Lake City so expect that chord to air soon. You can watch the entire set of Chords right here on Flickr.

For the entire list of UPCOMING EFTERKLANG CONCERTS please go to




Posted in Efterklang

North American Tour Starts Today! FREE REMIX

September 7, 2010 by Rasmus

Today September 7th we start our 4th North American Tour in Montreal, Canada. We really look forward to this tour. 21 concerts await before it all ends in New York in a month on October 2nd. New American band Buke And Gass will support us on the entire tour and we look forward to get to know them – we already love their music!

We will be touring as a 7-piece. It will be the four of us and then Heather Broderick on piano, Peter Broderick on violin + more and Daniel James of Canon Blue on guitar. We are thrilled to welcome back both Peter and Daniel to the live band. It´s been a while since we had the pleasure of playing with them.

To celebrate the beginning of the tour we are giving away a free REMIX MP3. It is a remix of Alike made by Opiate aka Thomas Knak. We love all his work and we love this remix! Take a listen!

Alike (Opiate Remix) (click to Download)

For a full list of concerts and ticket links please visit:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, remix, Travel

More info on the Raincoats Single

August 26, 2010 by Rasmus

artwork by Hvass&Hannibal – click cover to buy single on iTunes

Here is some more info on our new Raincoats single. It was released as a digital single Monday this week (23rd August 2010) on 4AD and our own Rumraket label. This is the tracklist:

01: Raincoats (single edit)
02: Harmonics (covered by Peter Broderick & Nils Frahm)

Raincoats is the third single taken from our Magic Chairs album. The two previous ones were Modern Drift and I Was Playing Drums. The single version of Raincoats differs a tiny bit from the album version, hence the “single edit” extension to the name.

Track two is a cover of Harmonics (another Magic Chairs song) and we love this cover version! It is played and recorded by our two friends Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm. Both are incredible solo artists and you should buy every record they have ever made.

As many of you know Peter Broderick has taken a break from the Efterklang live-band recently due to a knee injury, but we are happy to confirm once again that he will be with us on the upcoming North American tour. All dates can be found at

The artwork for Raincoats is made by Hvass&Hannibal and follows the same hand dyed ribbon theme as can be seen on the covers for Magic Chairs, Modern Drift and I Was Playing Drums.

BUY LINKS: iTunes (DK) – iTunes (UK) – eMusic

Posted in cover versions, Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Records

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