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Minneapolis It’s On Tonight!! Forget about the Cancellation – New Venue!

March 19, 2013 by Rasmus

We’ve been stuck in the winter storm Ukko the whole day. The Interstate from Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN was closed and all reports said it would not open before 7pm at the earliest.

So at 3pm we realized we better cancel the show tonight at Cedar in Minneapolis as it looked like we absolutely wouldn’t make it.
Then at 5pm the truck stop we are waiting at gets a call with really good news. Out of the blue the interstate had opened again. Together with a horde of truck drivers we rushed out of the truck stop and we are now on our way to Minneapolis.

Unfortunately it was too late to re-schedule at Cedar. They had already told all their staff that their show was cancelled and all tickets had already been refunded.

With the help from First Avenue we have now managed to set up a show at The Belmore / New Skyway Lounge - 25 N 4th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Doors are at 9 – Nightlands are playing 9.30 – Efterklang 10.30.
Tickets are $10 at the door and you have to be 21+ to get in.

Please share these news!!!

 

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NPR Radio Piece on Piramida + 500+ Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida + postcard from USA + P3 Prisen

March 5, 2013 by Rasmus

Greetings everyone. We got a nice little selection of news for you!

We are a week into our North American Tour and we are having a really good time. Thanks to everyone who came out for the shows this past week. Today we play in Denton, TX and from here on we continue west. All dates can be found here: EFTERKLANG on TOUR

How One Band Turned a Ghost Town into a Giant Recording Studio.
Yesterday NPR (US National Public Radio) aired a 7 minute piece on our recent album Piramida. We are very happy with the radio piece and you should take a listen if you have time  - LISTEN/READ.

Today we also want to thank the many cool people who already have or about to host a Private-Public Screening of The Ghost of Piramida.  There are more than 500 confirmed screenings now. Very cool! The project runs until March 24th. You can sign up to host your own screening in here: theghostofpiramida.com/host-a-screening.

We are also happy to announce that we have been nominated for P3 Prisen – one of Denmark’s most important Music Awards. The award will be given to the winner at a big TV show on March 27th. We will play live and it will be broadcasted on danish TV station DR3.

Here is a photo by Eddie Kim from when we visited NPR´s Tiny Desk Concert project some days ago. Keep your eyes open for this to air :-)

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida |

Nordic Council Music Prize, Ghost of Piramida, Trio Debut

February 22, 2013 by Rasmus

Lots of news today. We have been nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2013. That’s a big honour for us and we are quite stoked to be included in such fine company. You can read more about the nominees and prize here.

This weekend there are more than 50 Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida. This makes us very happy. We are thrilled to see the energetic and enthusiastic welcoming of the project and the film.  You can sign up to host your own screening or join one. More info here: theghostofpiramida.com

Efterklang as a Trio!
We played our very first concert as a trio this past week. It happened on top of a 1400 Ton heavy diesel engine. We played new songs and had a really nice experience. Thanks for Frost Festival for setting this up. Here is a little reportage from the concert:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Brandt Brauer Frick Remixes Dreams Today + Tour Update

January 24, 2013 by Rasmus

We are honored and happy to share this remix of our song Dreams Today. It is the first remix to come out of the Piramida album and it is our first collaboration with fellow Berliners Brandt Brauer Frick.

We admire the music of Brandt Brauer Frick highly and hope we’ll be able to do more stuff with them sometime in the future. We also look forward to their upcoming album Miami.

Today we also just announced three concerts in Spain and our Spring tour now counts more than 60 concerts before we hit June and the festival season begins.

You can listen to the original version and the remix of Dreams Today in this player here and over at efterklang.net/home/concerts you can get an update on the tour. We are visiting most of Europe and North America the coming months.

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, remix |

Support for our North American Tour – Nightlands & Jherek Bischoff + update on Mexico

January 15, 2013 by Rasmus

First of all – to all our sweet fans in Mexico. We are working hard to make the concert in Mexico happen, but we have been let down by several mistakes and miscommunications and at the moment there is no confirmed concert.

Then next we are extremely proud to present two amazing artists who will support us on our upcoming North American Tour.

Nightlands is Dave Hartley. You might know him as the bass player of The War on Drugs. Next week he will release his 2nd album (on Secretly Canadian) with the lovely title Oak Island. The album is lovely as well – in fact it is much more than lovely. You can listen to it here and via the player below and make up your own mind. We definitely recommend it highly.

Nightlands is supporting the majority of our concerts on this tour, but the first three are supported by the magnificent multitalent, composer Jherek Bischoff (Brassland & The Leaf Label). His debut album came out last year and it features rich and fully composed songs with amazing guest vocalists and instrumentalists. This albums comes highly recommended as well. Really great stuff.

Here is a video where Jherek Bischoff performs with our good friends in The Wordless Music Orchestra and everyones dream daddy David Byrne sings.

HERE ARE ALL THE CONCERT DATES:

North American Tour – with the 6-piece Live Band

FEBRUARY 2013

26.02 – BOSTON, MA – Middle East Upstairs | Support: Jherek Bischoff | Info & Tickets
27.02 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Johnny Brenda’s | Support: Jherek Bischoff | Info & Tickets
28.02 – WASHINGTON, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel | Support: Jherek Bischoff Info & Tickets

MARCH 2013

01.03 – RALEIGH, NC – Kings Barcade | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
02.03 – ATLANTA, GA – Earl | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
03.03 – NASHVILLE, TN – The End | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
05.03 – DENTON, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
06.03 – AUSTIN, TX – Mohawk | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
09.03 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Echoplex | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
11.03 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Great American Music Hall | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
13.03 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
14.03 – VANCOUVER, BC – Biltmore | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
15.03 – SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
18.03 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Cedar | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
19.03 – CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
21.03 – TORONTO, ON – Canadian Music Week – Mod Club | Info & Tickets
22.03 – MONTREAL, QC – Il Motore | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets
23.03 – NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom | Support: Nightlands | Info & Tickets

Here is a bonus video of Jherek showing off on the bass:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang |

The Ghost of Piramida – Screenings and Website

December 21, 2012 by Rasmus

Ahoy! There is a lot of screenings for The Ghost of Piramida coming up. In London, Lisbon and The Netherlands.

Take a look at the new website for the film: www.theghostofpiramida.com
and have a lovely holiday and talk to you soooooon.

We have btw announced quite a good amount of new shows for 2013 this week. Take a look here: www.efterklang.net/home/concerts

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Stream Recording of Piramida Concert from The MET, NYC

October 4, 2012 by Rasmus

Efterklang Live @metmuseum with The Wordless Music Orchestra in NYC

September 22nd we celebrated the release of our new album Piramida in New York City. We played the album in full at a sold out concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art together with The Wordless Music Orchestra and conductor Matthew Coorey. It was a very special night for us. Hard to describe why, it was just magic.

Q2/WQXR recorded most parts of the concert for broadcast and it is possible to stream this recording now at Q2/WQXR’s website and also via NPR’s Concert Series website. The recording turned out really nice Q2/WQXR sat up an amazing mobile studio with lots of nice analog gear and they were so incredible nice to work with.

Piramida is out now – you can buy it via iTunes or via our own Webshop (deluxe CD and Vinyl).
Listen to The Piramida Concert here Q2/WQXR’s 

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Piramida |

Updated Piramida Tour Plan incl. Mojo Approval

August 6, 2012 by Rasmus

We have just returned home from our holidays and are feeling refreshed and great. While we were gone new Efterklang concerts have been announced and this is the update on our Tour Plans for 2012.

While we were gone a new Mojo Magazine also came out and it includes a very generous live review of our Piramida Concert in Sydney Opera House together with Sydney Symphony. We blushed as school kids while reading and want to share this quote with you:

Piramida is the sound of Efterklang’s grasp meeting their reach, of their ambition evading the pretentious, the blankly grandiose, and rewarding them with a masterpiece. – Mojo, Aug 2012

EFTERKLANG PIRAMIDA TOUR 2012

SEPTEMBER
The Piramida Concerts – Efterklang & The Major Lift Orchestra conducted by Matthew Coorey
14.09 – DUBLIN, IE – Meeting House Square / ABSOLUT Dublin Fringe | Info & Tickets
15.09 – CORK, IE – Cork Opera House | Info & Tickets

The Piramida Concert – Efterklang & The Wordless Music Orchestra conducted by Matthew Coorey
22.09 – NEW YORK, NY – The Metropolitan Museum Of Art | Info & Tickets

OCTOBER
The Piramida Concerts – Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil conducted by André de Ridder (Support Peter Broderick)
10.10 – COPENHAGEN, DK – Konservatoriets Koncertsal | Info & Tickets
12.10 – HELSINGØR, DK – Kulturværftet | Info & Tickets

The Piramida Concerts – Efterklang & Northern Sinfonia conducted by André de Ridder + Special Guest
23.10 – GATESHEAD, NEWCASTLE, UK – The Sage | Info & Tickets
24.10 – EDINBURGH, UK – Usher Hall | Info & Tickets
27.10 – COVENTRY, UK – Warwick Arts Centre | Info & Tickets
28.10 – BRIGHTON, UK – Dome | Info & Tickets
29.10 – MANCHESTER, UK – Bridgewater Hall | Info & Tickets
30.10 – LONDON, UK – Barbican | Info & Tickets

NOVEMBER
The Piramida Concerts – Efterklang & Sinfonia Rotterdam conducted by Matthew Coorey
07.11 – EINDHOVEN, NL – Catharinakerk | Info & Tickets
08.11 – BRUSSELS, BE – AB | Info & Tickets

DECEMBER 2012
Efterklang & their 7-piece Live Band
01.12 – BUDAPEST, HU – A38 | Info & Tickets
02.12 – VIENNA, AT – Arena | Info & Tickets
03.12 – LEIPZIG, DE – Centraltheater | Info & Tickets
04.12 – HAMBURG, DE – Kampnagel | Info & Tickets
05.12 – BERLIN, DE – Volksbühne | Info
12.12 – STRASBOURG, FR – Laiterie | Info & Tickets
13.12 – PARIS, FR – Cafe De La Danse | Tickets

Posted in Concerts, Piramida |

We’re Looking for a Singer and a Drummer for our Live-Band [UPDATED]

July 10, 2012 by Rasmus

[UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE - July 14] We have received so many emails (thank you!!) and can´t handle anymore. Please only get in touch if you are the new Whitney Houston (with a taste for Ligety) or if you are a girl drummer (with groove).

Hello!

We are looking for a female singer to join our live-band. We are looking for someone in Berlin who is a trained singer and can sing soulful rock stuff like Talking Heads and who also can sing classical music style like Arvo Pärt for example. The soulful element is however the most important.

We will have auditions in Berlin August 2nd & 3rd. If you are interested then please write us at contact [at] efterklang.net

We are also looking for a drummer. Most of this year we are very fortunate to be playing with Budgie, but he can’t tour with us from December and onwards. If you play the drums, then get in touch. Auditions will be same days as auditions for singers.

The video here gives a good impression of what we are looking for. Enjoy! and Thank You!

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Tour |

The Ghost – new song live from Sydney Opera House

June 6, 2012 by Rasmus

May 26th we premiered the songs from our upcoming album Piramida live in Sydney Opera House together with the Sydney Symphony.

We are now very happy to share this recording of our new song The Ghost captured on film by the nice people from the Opera House and Vivid Live Festival who commissioned the concert.

Piramida will be released in September and we will be doing a tour of Piramida Concerts performing the album live together with classical orchestras. The dates are listed below and more will be announced soon.

The Efterklang live band in Sydney featured Peter Broderick on piano, Budgie on drums and Katinka Fogh Vindelev singing. The magnificent three will be joining us for all the Piramida Concerts this year.

THE PIRAMIDA CONCERTS
September:
The Piramida Concerts w. The Major Lift Orchestra & conductor Matthew Coorey:
14.09 DUBLIN, IEMeeting House Square / Absolut Fringe / info & TICKETS
15.09 CORK, IECork Opera House / info & TICKETS

October:
The Piramida Concerts w. Copenhagen Phil orch. & conductor André de Ridder, Support by Peter Broderick:
10.10 COPENHAGEN, DKKonservatoriets Koncertsal (Det gamle Radiohus) / info & TICKETS
11.10 FREDERIKSVÆRK, DKGjethuset / info & TICKETS
12.10 HELSINGØR, DKKulturværftet / info & TICKETS

The Piramida Concerts w. Northern Sinfonia orchestra & conductor André de Ridder & Special Guest:
23.10 GATESHEAD, NEWCASTLEThe Sage / info&tickets
24.10 EDINBURGHUsher Hall / info&tickets
27.10 COVENTRYWarwick Arts Centre / info&tickets
28.10 BRIGHTONDome / info&tickets
29.10 MANCHESTERBridgewater Hall / info&tickets
30.10 LONDONBarbican / info&tickets

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Piramida

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