We are proud and happy to present these two new videos. Please give them 10 minutes of your time. We promise that it will be worthwhile. Both videos are a piece of art in their own right.
The video for Black Summer is made by Everything All at Once, a new Vancouver, CA based studio consisting of Kevan Funk and Benjamin Loeb.
The video for Between The Walls is made by the Copenhagen based director Sebastian Birk. The video features Sara Hjort and Peter Hald in the leading roles.
Both songs are taken from our Piramida album from September 2012.
Today we embark on a 5 week tour, that will be our final longer tour for a long time to come. Catch us if you can. Dates can be foundhere.
Hope you will enjoy the videos.
Credits and more info can be found on the Youtube page for the videos.
BETWEEN THE WALLS by Sebastian Birk
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BLACK SUMMER by Everything All At Once
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This new video for ‘Monument’ by Andreas Koefoed and Hvass&Hannibal marks the 1 year anniversary of the release of our 4th album ‘Piramida‘ of which ‘Monument’ is the closing song.
It also honours ‘The Piramida Concert‘, the live album we released June 10th 2013 together with the classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil.
And further it marks the digital release of Andreas Koefoed’s Efterklang documentary ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘. On Friday, September 27th, ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘ will be made available for online renting and download at vimeo.com/ondemand/piramida. Pre-order of the film is already available.
Thats a lot of celebration and referencing for just one video, but let us explain how it is all connected.
Both recordings of ‘Monument‘ are featured in this music video. First half of the uses the album version of the song and then follows the live version of ‘Monument’ from ‘The Piramida Concert’.
The 8mm footage used in the video is filmed by Alexander Ivanovic Naumkin, who lived in Piramida (Pyramiden) for many years and who plays a leading role in Andreas Koefoed’s film ‘The Ghost of Piramida’.
The music video features clips from ‘The Ghost of Piramida’ documentary and also artwork and animations by Hvass&Hannibal, who also did all the artwork for ‘Piramida’ and ‘The Piramida Concert’ releases.
No one, but Nan Na and Sofie (of Hvass&Hannibal) and Andreas could have made this video. They have been some of our closest and must trusted collaborators on this entire Piramida project. The others are Francesco Donadello and our live band: Martyn Heyne, Tatu Rönkkë, Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Budgie and Peter Broderick + crew: Anders Boll, Stuart Bailes and Nico de Rooij.
Happy 1 year Anniversary!
Hope you enjoyed the video and please enjoy the film on Friday.
The Piramida tour is coming to an end, but we hope to see you at one of the last shows. In the near future we will visit Germany, UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bucharest, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Malaysia, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Norway. And then it all ends with a very special concert together with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester February 26th 2014 on Als in Denmark where we grew up and where An Island was filmed. More info here.
A few weeks back we played at the lovely French festival La Route du Rock in Saint-Malo. French TV was there and made a nice recording (audio and film). You can watch the concert if you click the photo below or here.
We will continue to tour throughout the year, but not as intensely as we have done in the first 8 months. We have shows coming up in England, Aarhus, The Netherlands, Hamburg, France and a longer Irish and UK tour in October. In November we will travel east. First in Europe and then in Asia – this tour will soon be announced.
We like the folks at NPR Music and All Songs Considered so when Bob Boilen invited us to do a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR building in Washington, DC we happily said: Yes Please!
We even decided to perform a new song called Danish Design. It is a song originating from our process with making the Piramida album. We recently finished it and we like this song. Hope you will like it too.
This is what Bob Boilen from NPR Music / All Songs Considered wrote about this session: Bands with big ideas work well at the Tiny Desk. Efterklang is a Danish group whose recent album Piramida took its members to an abandoned mining town between the North Pole and Norway. There, they recorded sounds of empty oil tanks, old pianos and pretty much anything they could strike or record.
It’s precisely that creative energy that led to Efterklang ransacking our kitchen utensils and desks in search of sound-making material. The band is a joy to witness live with a small orchestra, but it’s equally compelling just the way it is here, huddled around my desk and trying ideas it’s never tried. A true adventure. –BOB BOILEN
We are so happy with this new video! Directed by Spanish filmmaker Victor Carrey, The Ghost tells the surreal story of the curse that befalls anyone carrying an ancient amulet.
Watch The Ghost here:
For those who can’t see the YouTube version we recommend the Vimeo version.
We first met Victor Carrey in 2011 when Casper and I (Rasmus) were invited to be part of the jury for the FIB Cortos film festival in Benicassim, Spain. The winning film was Carrey’s La Huida (aka The Runaway). One the final night of celebration we decided to make a film together and The Ghost is the result. Enjoy!
The Ghost is taken from our fourth album, Piramida, out now.
EUROPEAN TOUR COMING UP!
Efterklang & their 6-piece Live Band
15.04 – GRONINGEN, NL – Vera | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
16.04 – ROTTERDAM, NL – Rotown | SOLD OUT | Info
17.04 – EINDHOVEN, NL – Effenaar | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
18.04 – OXFORD, UK – Academy 2 | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
19.04 – HALIFAX, UK – Halifax Minster | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
20.04 – GLASGOW, UK – The Arches | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
21.04 – BRISTOL, UK – Fleece | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
23.04 – KORTRIJK, BE – De Kreun | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
24.04 – CAEN, FR – Cargo | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
25.04 – BOURGES, FR – Le Printemps De Bourges | Info & Tickets
26.04 – PARIS, FR – Trabendo | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Info & Tickets
28.04 – BARCELONA, ES – La  De Apolo | Info & Tickets
29.04 – MADRID, ES – Teatro Lara | Info & Tickets
30.04 – PORTO, PT – Hard Club | Info & Tickets
01.05 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ES – Teatro Principal | Info & Tickets
02.05 – LISBON, PT – Lux | Info & Tickets
04.05 – ISTANBUL, TR – Salon | Info & Tickets
05.05 – ROME, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti | Info & Tickets
06.05 – MADONNA DELL’ALBERO (RAVENNA), IT – Bronson | Info & Tickets
07.05 – MILANO, IT – Salumeria Della Musica (VIDEO SOUND ART FESTIVAL PREVIEW) | Tickets
08.05 – MÜNICH, DE – Freiheiz | Support: Ryan Francesconi | Info & Tickets
09.05 – BRUSSELS, BE – Les Nuits Botanique | Info & Tickets
11.05 – DRESDEN, DE – Reithalle | Support: Ryan Francesconi | Info & Tickets
12.05 – BERLIN, DE – Postbahnhof | Support: Ryan Francesconi | Info & Tickets
16.05 – PRAGUE, CZ – Palác Akropolis | Info & Tickets
17.05 – TBC, PL –
18.05 – TBC, PL –
The Piramida Concert – Efterklang & Kringkastingsorkesteret conducted by Hans Ek
29.05 – BERGEN, NO – Bergen Festspillene, Grieghallen | Info & Tickets
Efterklang & their 6-piece Live Band
30.05 – NÜRNBERG, DE – Musiksaal | Info & Tickets
31.05 – NEUSTRELITZ, DE – Immergut Festival | Info & Tickets
01.06 – MANNHEIM. DE – Maifeld Derby | Info & Tickets
21.06 – LEIPZIG, DE – Parkbühne Geyserhaus | Info & Tickets
22.06 – HILVARENBEEK, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival | Info & Tickets
23.06 – COLOGNE, DE – C/O Pop / Kölner Philharmonie | Info & Tickets
04.07 – TO 07.07 – Roskilde Festival, DK | Info & Tickets
09.07 – COPENHAGEN, DK – Koncerthuset | Info & Tickets
18.07 – Super Bock Super Rock Festival, PT | Info & Tickets
20.07 – Latitude Festival, UK | Info & Tickets
21.07 – Positivus Festival, LV | Info & Tickets
25.07 – GENT, BE – Boomtown Festival | Info
26.07 – DIEPHOLZ, DE – Appletree Garden | Info & Tickets
27.07 – REUTLINGEN, DE – Burning Eagle Festival | Info & Tickets
10.08 – HALDERN, DE – Haldern Pop Festival | SOLD OUT | Info
16.08 – La Route Du Rock, FR | Info & Tickets
17.08 – WINTERTHUR, CH – Musikfestwochen | Info & FREE
30.08 – End Of The Road Festival, UK | Info & Tickets
Collages of roadside snow and modern Copenhagen architecture sets the setting for this cosmic journey through the song. We are really thrilled with this video for The Living Layer from our Piramida album.
The video is made by Malthe Fischer & Eleanor Bock Lund and it features the dancers Karis Zidore, Olivia Riviere, Nanna Stigsdatter and Meleat Fredrikson.
You might know Malthe Fischer from his endeavours with the Danish band Oh No Ono. Unfortunately they are not around anymore, but we really recommend both their albums. Danish music when it is best.
Sedna is the third track of our album Piramida, and apparently the favorite track of many – so we’ve been told at least.
The music video for Sedna is created by Brüssel based photographer and artist Hana Miletic and edited by Jesse Van Bauwel.
We met the director, Hana Miletic, at the FIB Cortos film festival in 2011 and we fell in love with her static video portraits, like this one. When Piramida was finished we asked Hana if she would be interested in making a music video for Sedna and yesterday the video was premiered in our Newsletter as a special New Year greeting.
The video for Sedna features a collection of video portraits of young adolescents shot during the summer of 2012 in a park (popularly referred to as Zrinjevac) in central Zagreb, Croatia.
During the years the park has become the favorite hang out spot for local alternative youth, culminating during the summer months when school is out and parents are away on holidays to the seaside. Every evening the kids come together, make music, fall in love, … and the ‘coming of age’ takes place. In order of appearance we see Emma, Ivan, Ena, Bart, Jura, Ines, Doris, Stribor and Sara.
This week we start our 30-date long European tour with the new 6-piece band and we are also very happy to announce our North America concert dates for 2013.
By the way, the North American tour will include a concert in Mexico City. Our very first visit to Mexico. Very happy about this.
(UPDATE - sorry but we are having problems with the Mexican date – hope to be able to confirm it soon)
Watch FM4 RADIO SESSION – Between The Walls, Black Summer & The Ghost LIVE
Back in September we had the pleasure of recording a FM4 Radio Session in Vienna at the beautiful Radiokulturhaus concert hall in Vienna. We played songs from our new album Piramida and were joined on stage by: Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Peter Broderick and Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures).
FM4 is a really great station and we want to thank them again for having us back in September. You can now watch a film with three of the songs we performed Between The Walls, Black Summer and The Ghost.
EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012 / 2013
November: with 6-piece Live band:
30.11 KATOWICE, PL – Ars Cameralis | SOLD OUT
01.12 BUDAPEST, HU – A38 | Tickets
02.12 VIENNA, AT – Arena | Tickets
03.12 LEIPZIG, DE – Centraltheater | SOLD OUT
04.12 HAMBURG, DE – Kampnagel | Tickets
05.12 BERLIN, DE – Volksbühne | SOLD OUT
07.12 ZÜRICH, CH – Kilbi Im Überall | Info/Tickets
08.12 LISBON, PT – Mexe Festival | Info/Tickets
11.12 COLOGNE, DE – Gebäude 9 | Tickets
12.12 STRASBOURG, FR – Laiterie | Tickets
13.12 PARIS, FR – Cafe De La Danse | Tickets
14.12 FRANKFURT, DE – Brotfabrik | Tickets
15.12 HANNOVER, DE – Glocksee | Tickets
09.01 – BREMEN, DE – Lagerhaus | Tickets
10.01 – TBA
11.01 – BOCHUM, DE – Bahnhof Langedreer | Tickets
13.01 – AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg | Tickets
The Piramida Concerts w. Modern Fantazias & conductor Hans Ek:
18.01 UPPSALA, SE – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress | Info & Tickets
February 2013: Tour with 6-piece Live band:
05.02 – BASEL, CH – Hinterhof Bar
06.02 – BADEN, CH – One of a Million Festival
07.02 – ST. GALLEN, CH – Palace
08.02 – LÜZERN, CH – Südpol
09.02 – GENEVA, CH – Festival Antigel
12.02 – AARHUS, DK – Voxhall | Tickets
13.02 – AALBORG, DK – Skraaen | Tickets
14.02 – OSLO, NO – By:larm Festival | Info
15.02 – OSLO, NO – By:larm Festival | Info
16.02 – GOTHENBURG, SE – Stadsteaterns Foajébar
17.02 – COPENHAGEN, DK – Store Vega, Frost Festival | Tickets
18.02 – COPENHAGEN, DK – Dieselhouse, Frost Festival, (special trio concert) | Tickets
26.02 – BOSTON, MA – Middle East Upstairs | Tickets
27.02 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Johnny Brenda’s | Tickets
28.02 – WASHINGTON, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel | Tickets
01.03 – RALEIGH, NC – Kings Barcade | Tickets
02.03 – ATLANTA, GA – Earl | Tickets
03.03 – NASHVILLE, TN – The End | Tickets
05.03 – DALLAS, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf | Tickets
06.03 – AUSTIN, TX – Mohawk | Tickets
09.03 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Echoplex | Tickets
11.03 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Great American Music Hall | Tickets
13.03 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir | Tickets
14.03 – VANCOUVER, BC – Biltmore | Tickets
15.03 – SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s | Tickets
18.03 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Cedar | Tickets
19.03 – CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall | Tickets
21.03 – TORONTO, ON – Canadian Music Week – Mod Club
22.03 – MONTREAL, QC – Il Motore | Tickets
23.03 – NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom
28.03 – LONDON, UK – Royal Albert Hall – special guest for The Foals – sold out