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Happy New Year!!!

December 31, 2008 by Barnabas

Dear friends
Happy New year to all you and yours: We had the most amazing past year, with so many incredible experiences around the globe… Possibly the best in Efterklang history. Thanks a lot to all of the people making each concert special, and to all of you showing us love one way or another!

Hope 2009 will bring you all much luck

Cheeeers:)
All of us

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, nostalgic

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!

December 5, 2008 by Rasmus

christmas card 5th December 2008
It might be a little early for this kind of greeting, but for Efterklang the year ends tomorrow in Athens, Greece when we will play the very last concert of our Parades tour. In the last 14 months, the tour has taken us to North America, China, and almost every single country in Europe. In total we have played 133 concerts since October 16th 2007. The entire list of concerts can be read below.

We have documented most of our travels on our flickr photo page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/efterklang-recordings – There are more than 1000 photos to be flickered.

We would also like to present our new Vimeo site. All our videos can be found in there including Cutting Ice To Snow, which Pitchfork just selected as one of the Top 40 videos of 2008. And as of today you can also watch the premiere of our new video for Polygyne by Carolina Melis. http://vimeo.com/rumraket

It has been one of the best years ever for us, and we are now looking forward to future adventures and new Efterklang releases in 2009. We also look forward to upcoming albums by Slaraffenland and Taxi Taxi! which will be released on our label Rumraket in 2009.

A thousand thanks (as we say in Danish) to everybody that somehow took part in this past year. We have experienced so many things and it is nice to have been able to share it with so many friends, musicians, collaborators and listeners!

Kaerlig hilsen
Efterklang

The PARADES Tour:

2007
16.10 – le Havre, France / Cabaret Electric
17.10 – Paris, France / Divan du Monde
18.10 – Rennes, France / Electroni[K] Festival
21.10 – Madrid, Spain / Festival de Otono
30.10 – Malmø, Sweden / Debaser
31.10 – Oslo, Norway / Blå / Oslo
01.11 – Stockholm, Sweden / Debaser Medis
02.11 – Nörrköping, Sweden / Hörsalen
03.11 – Gothenburg, Sweden / Stenhammarsalen
08 nov – Albertslund, Denmark / Forbrændingen
09 nov – Vejle, Denmark / Bygningen
10 nov – Århus, Denmark / VoxHall
15 nov – Copenhagen, Denmark / Vega
16 nov – Odense, Denmark / Studenterhus
17 nov – Aalborg, Denmark / Studenterhuset
21 nov – Bristol, England / Thekla Social
22 nov – Birmingham, England / Hare & Hounds
23 nov – London, England / Bush Hall
24 nov – Leeds, England / Brudenell Social Club
25 nov – Nottingham, England / Rescue Rooms
27 nov – Glasgow, Scotland / The Arches
28 nov – Dublin, Ireland / Whelans
29 nov – Belfast, North Ireland / Spring & Airbrake
30 nov – Manchester, England / The Roadhouse
01 dec – Brighton, England / Pressure Point
02 dec – Bruxelles, Belgium / VK-club at Palace
03 dec – Amsterdam, Holland / Paradiso

2008
31.01 – Berlin / Club Transmediale @ Maria am Ostbahnhof
01.02 – Leipzig, Germany / UT Connewitz
02.02 – Münster, Germany / Gleis
03.02 – Dresden, Germany / BeatPol
04.02 – Vienna, Austria / Arena
07.02 – Milano, Italy – CASA 139
09.02 – Rome, Italy – Init
10.02 – Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
12.02 – Zürich, Switzerland / Ziegel Oh Lac at Rote Fabrik
14.02 – Düdingen, Switzerland / Bad Bonn
15.02 – Vevey, Switzerland / Rocking Chair
16.02 – St. Gallen, Switzerland / Nordklang Festival
17.02 – Schaffhausen, Switzerland / Tap Tab
19.02 – Barcelona, Spain / Apolo
20.02 – Madrid, Spain / NeuClub
21.02 – Huesca, Spain / Centro Cultural Matadoro
22.02 – Agen, France / Le Florida
06.03 – Sønderborg, Denmark / Sønderborghus
07.03 – Aarhus, Denmark / Musikcafeen
08.03 – Kolding, Denmark / Pitstop
12.03 – Gothenburg, Sweden / Pustervik
13.03 – Oslo, Norway / John Dee
14.03 – Copenhagen / Store Vega
15.03 – Lund, Sweden / Mejeriet
27.03 – Birmingham, UK / Hare & Hounds
28.03 – Sheffield, UK / Corporation
29.03 – Dublin, EI / Button Factory
30.03 – Cork, EI / Cyprus Avenue
31.03 – Cardiff, Wa / The Point
01.04 – Manchester, UK / The Ruby Lounge
02.04 – London / Queen Elizabeth Hall
03.04 – Brighton, UK / Pressure Point
04.04 – Oxford, UK (NEW) / The Bullingdon
05.04 – Tourcoing, FR / Grand Mix
07.04 – Paris, FR / Point Ephemere
10.04 – Brussels, BE / Domino Festival
11.04 – Groningen, NL / Vera
12.04 – Rotterdam, NL / Motel Mozaique
13.04 – Utrecht, NL / Ekko
01.05 – Roskilde, DK / Gimle
02.05 – Herning, DK / Fermaten
03.05 – Aarhus, DK / POP REVO Festival
06.05 – Denver, CO / Larimer Lounge
07.05 – Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
09.05 – Portland, OR / Doug Fir
10.05 – Seattle, WA / Nectar Lounge
11.05 – Eugene, OR / WOW Hall
12.05 – San Francisco, CA / Bottom Of The Hill
13.05 – Visalia, CA / Cellar Door
14.05 – Los Angeles, CA / Spaceland
15.05 – San Diego, CA / Casbah
16.05 – Tucson, AZ / Plush
17.05 – Phoenix, AZ / Modified
19.05 – Denton, TX / Hailey’s
20.05 – Austin, TX / Mohawk
22.05 – Atlanta, GA / Drunken Unicorn
23.05 – Chapel Hill, NC / Local 506
24.05 – Washington, DC / Rock and Roll Hotel
26.05 – Philadelphia, PA / The First Unitarian Church
27.05 – Hamden, CT / The Space
28.05 – New York, NY / Knitting Factory
29.05 – Boston, MA / TT the Bears
30.05 – Montreal, PQ / Zoobizarre
31.05 – Toronto, ONT / El Mocambo
02.06 – Chicago, IL / Empty Bottle
03.06 – Kansas City, MO / Record Bar
06.06 – Aarhus, DK / SPOT Festival
20.06 – Copenhagen to Oslo Ferry
28.06 – Prague, CZ / Midnight Sun Festival
03.07 – Arvika Festival, SE
05.07 – Roskilde Festival, DK
08.07 – Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DK / Skuespilhuset
10.07 – Leeds, UK / The Brudenell Social Club
11.07 – Bracknell Fringe Festival, UK / Wilde Theatre
12.07 – Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, UK
13.07 – Paris, France / Bal @ Place de la Bastille
14.07 – Norwich, UK / Norwich Arts Centre
19.07 – Dublin, EI / Analog Festival / w. Tortoise & Liars
20.07 – Dour Festival, BE
25.07 – Foligno, Perugia, IT / Dancity Festival
27.07 – Zaragoza, ES / EXPO 08
02.08 – Storåsfestivalen, NO
09.08 – London, UK / Field Day Festival
10.08 – Leicester, UK / Summer Sundae
12.08 – Copenhagen, DK / Store VEGA / supporting The National
13.08 – Aarhus, DK / Train / supporting The National
26.08 – Groningen, NL / Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
27.08 – Brussels, BE / Feeerieen at Warandepark
02.09 – Berlin, DE / Lido
03.09 – Leipzig, DE / Conne Island
04.09 – Dresden, DE / Scheune
05.09 – Dortmund, DE / FZW
06.09 – Cologne, DE / Kulturbunker Mülheim
07.09 – Vienna, AT / Arena
26.09 – Parades in Concert / Performed w. The Danish National Chamber Orchestra in DR Byen, Copenhagen, DK
26.09 – (EXTRA) Parades in Concert (EXTRA)
01.10 – Hong Kong / HITEC / Part of the NOTCH Festival
02.10 – Guangzhou, China / Xinghai Concert Hall / Part of the NOTCH Festival
03.10 – Shanghai, China / 669 Greenhouse / Part of the NOTCH Festival
04.10 – Beijing, China / Yugongyishan / Part of the NOTCH Festival
21.11 – Katowice, Poland / Rialto Kino Theatre / Ars Cameralis Festival
25.11 – Helsinki, Finland / Tavastia Klubi
26.11 – Tallinn, Estonia / Von Krahl Theatre
27.11 – Riga, Latvia / Spikeri / Hosted by Sound Forest
29.11 – Uppsala, Sweden / Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
06.12 – Athens, Greece / An Club

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang

WOWWWW!!!! and we are on our way to China!

September 29, 2008 by Rasmus

last Friday the Performing Parades Concert premiered in Copenhagen. There is no doubt that this is wildest thing yet to happen for us. We would like to thank DR UnderholdningOrkestret for playing with us! Karsten Fundal for arranging the score! Karl Bjerre-Skibsted for inviting us and for being so über cool as the producer of the whole thing. We would also like to mention that Hvass&Hannibal are the coolest designers/visual artists on this planet and that their scenography and costumes were more than brilliant! Also thanks to Benjamin Hesselholdt and his extremely hard working team of cool and friendly light and camera people!

and thanks to all who came to the shows!!! we had an incredible time!!

Last Friday we were more than 50 people on stage!! Today we travel to China to perform as a 6 piece band!! Very schizophrenic and also very uplifting. We are so happy to see the different forms that Efterklang take these days!

photo by Agnete Schlichtkrull
Efterklang & DR UnderholdningsOrkestret by Agnete Schlichtkrull

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang

When Thomas turned 30!

July 29, 2008 by Rasmus

When Thomas turned 30 on July 11th we played in Bracknell, England at the Fringe Festival.

In the outro of Caravan we started singing Happy Birthday to You and soon the crowd sang with us for Thomas. The photo below is taken by Adrian Holden exactly at the moment when a very happy and surprised Thomas came forward to the stage and received his honor!

Thomas turns 30
Look how happy he is! it is good to turn 30!

Posted in Celebration

we love Carlos Sastré and le Tour de France!!!

July 27, 2008 by Rasmus

yesterday we arrived at the airport in Barcelona and when we stepped out of the gate we were very lucky to catch the last km of Carlos Sastrés time trial. To our joy and surprise we saw that he had defended his yellow jersey!

Today when Carlos will be celebrated as the winner of Tour de France 2008 we are in Zaragoza, Spain the home country of Carlos. Im sure that when we play tonight at the EXPO 2008 we will give Carlos a shout out!

Posted in Celebration

Erik Levander – release concert tonight in Copenhagen

March 10, 2008 by Rasmus

Hello people of Copenhagen
come by LAB tonight! Erik Levander will play live at 21:00 and we will celebrate his new release Kondens on Rumraket. The official release date is March 17 – so this is a good opportunity to get the album a week before release date!

Entrance is free and the bar has good cheap beers and coffee, tea and cake!

We will there from around 18-19:00-ish – hope to see you there!!
Doors open already from 16:00 as the release party is part of LabSalon.
The address is Vesterbrogade 107b

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Rumraket

5 year anniversary as a live band! Today!!! free Mp3 gift!

March 6, 2008 by Rasmus

March 6th 2003 we played our very first concert as Efterklang. It was in Copenhagen at Huset I Magstræde and in order to get the job we had to rent the venue and organize and promote the gig ourselves. To make it a special night we invited a 36 piece brass band (which Thomas used to play in) to share the bill with us – it was a great evening indeed!
First Efterklang concert March 6th 2003
Thomas´father took this photo of the concert – we look so different!!

Today will be also be a special day for Efterklang. We are playing in Sønderborg in the southern part of Denmark. This is where Mads, Casper and me (Rasmus) grew up and where we our parents still live – we look forward to play for them and hopefully a lot of their grey haired friends so we can celebrate with style! It will be our debut in Sønderborg!

In order to mark this special day for us we are giving away a completely new song entitled Mirror Mirror. It is a live recording from the Nordklang festival in St. Gallen Switzerland – we played there February the 16th in a former erotic cinema!

DOWNLOAD for free – MIRROR MIRROR (live – 2008)

We are going to tour a lot until summer so please come and se us if you get the chance! The two next weeks bring Danish, Swedish and Norwegian concerts – then we go to UK, Ireland, France and Benelux – and then we go somewhere new!! soon to be announced. Most shows are listed here: Efterklang concerts

lots of love from
Efterklang

Ps. We would also like to show you this youtube clip that someone has uploaded from our concert in Vienna on February the 4th. We are playing Caravan – it was a night to remember!

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, nostalgic

3 Steppeulven Awards!!

February 3, 2008 by Rasmus

We won our first 3 awards! YAY! Steppeulven is an annual award show arranged by the music critics in Denmark. We won Best Album, Best Group and Best Composers!

We were not there to receive the prices as we are touring these days (see below) – so all our parents accepted the prices on our behalf! Thank you moms and dads! Also thank you to all the Danish critics for liking our music!

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, Hurra!

an ongoing feeling of WOW – 5 DMAs and Roskilde Festival!

January 18, 2008 by Rasmus

yesterday we got nominated for 5 Danish Music Awards! And the day before we were announced to play this years Roskilde Festival!

When we play at Roskilde in July it will be our second time there and we look so much forward to it. That festival is a very special one – a highlight of the year.

When we attend the Danish Music Awards show in February it will our very first time, and to be honest we had never expected to be invited to such a party. It is equivalent to the American Grammys but much smaller in scale of course. We were maybe hoping that our Mirador video would be nominated – but 5 total that is completely crazy. The categories are Best album, best group, best electronica album, best artwork and best video.

here is a happy little fellow to celebrate!!
glad mand

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang

Revolver – a thursday in Copenhagen

January 16, 2008 by Rasmus

hello!

This is just a quick post to inform you that tomorrow Casper and Rasmus will DJ at Karrierebar in Den Hvide Kødby central of Copenhagen. Klub Revolver will rise again after years of silence. Besides us spinning our favorite records you can among many things also enjoy Lykke Li playing live, we like her a lot.

Entrance is free and it will be fun! We will be on at 20:00 already.
Hope to see you there!
revolver flyer

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang

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