EFTERKLANG signs to 4AD – September news

September 2, 2009 by Rasmus

Efterklang newsletter 03/09/2009
We are very happy to let you know that we have signed a new record deal with 4AD – one of our absolute favourite labels in the world.

We will now be part of a roster that currently counts fine artists like The National, Deerhunter, TV on the Radio, M Ward, Scott Walker, St. Vincent and many more and we are of course full of anticipation about this new collaboration between 4AD and Efterklang. First project together will be our 3rd studio album, which will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2010. The playground for this new friendship is the world, but in Scandinavia we will release our future albums on our own Rumraket label.

This does not mean that we are cutting all ties to our current home, The Leaf Label. Not at all, actually. October 19th 2009 they will release Performing Parades by Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra on CD/DVD & LP/DVD.

We have been releasing our music on The Leaf Label since 2004 and it is the home of our Tripper and Parades albums as well as our mini-albums Springer and Under Giant Trees. It has been absolutely joyful for us and we are proud that we have contributed to their incredible discography. We are still waiting for them to release a record we don’t like, but we are beginning to think that it will never happen. We think they will be reading this and here is a huge and sincere THANK YOU for them.

We will be on tour this fall starting Friday!
We are touring most of the fall, because we like to tour and because we want to celebrate the Performing Parades release. The biggest show this fall will be October 28th at Barbican Hall in London where we will be playing a Performing Parades Concert with the classical orchestra Britten Sinfonia. Tickets are available here:

The rest of the shows we will play as a 7-piece and we promise to play new songs!
Here are the dates (more to be confirmed soon):
04.09 – Stradbally Hall, IE / Electric Picnic / tickets
06.09 – Vlieland, NL / Into the Great Wide Open Festival / tickets
11.09 – Isle of Wight, UK / Bestival / tickets
12.09 – Dorset, UK / End of the Road / sold-out
13.09 – Cardiff, UK / The Globe / w. Peter Broderick / tickets
14.09 – Coventry, UK / St Johns Church / tickets 1, tickets 2
17.09 – Gothenburg, SE / Parken / tickets
18.09 – Stockholm, SE / Hornstull Strand / tickets
19.09 – Malmö, SE / Babel / tickets
23.09 – Oslo, NO / Det Norske Studentersamfund, Storsalen / ticket
24.09 – Bergen, NO / Ekko Festival / tickets
25.09 – Stavanger, NO / TOU Scenen / tickets
26.09 – Kristiansand, NO / Kick
28.10 – London, UK / Barbican / Performing Parades w. Britten Sinfonia / tickets
29.10 – Birmingham, UK / The Asylum / w. Nancy Elisabeth / tickets
30.10 – Glasgow, UK / Oran Mor
31.10 – Manchester, UK / Deaf Institute / hosted by Hey Manchester!
01.11 – Leeds, UK / Brainwash Festival (at Leeds University)
02.11 – Reading, UK / Reading Concert Hall / tickets
03.11 – Paris, Fr / La Maroquinerie
04.11 – Utrecht, NL / Tivoli de Helling / tickets
05.11 – Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso / tickets
18.11 – Berlin, DE / Festsaal Kreuzberg / tickets
19.11 – Köln, DE / Kulturbunker Mülheim
20.11 – Bochum, DE / Bahnhoof Langendreer
21.11 – Hannover, DE / Junges Schauspiel
24.11 – Hamburg, DE / Knust / tickets
25.11 – Leipzig, DE / UT Connewitz / w. Jersey / tickets
03.12 – Basel, CH / 1. Stock / tickets
04.12 – Aarau, CH / Flösserplatz / tickets
05.12 – Luzern, CH / Treibhaus / tickets

Other stuff:
if you are on Twitter then you should know that so are we!
if you would like to stay updated on our recordings and whereabouts then this is a good place! Efterklang on Flickr

Rumraket Update!
Monday the 7th of September Slaraffenland will release We’re on Your Side. This is their 3rd album and it is without doubt their best yet! You can read more and download two free MP3s at

Monday the 21st of September Taxi Taxi! will release their long awaited debut album. It is called Still Standing at Your Back Door and it is a marvellous album – Johanna and Miriam are back! Pre-order and get a free MP3 at

We should also tell you that we have reissued the debut album by our good friends Grizzly Bear. Horn of Plenty is out now again and can be ordered here:

Best wishes from Copenhagen!

Casper, Mads, Thomas & Rasmus – Efterklang

PS. you rock our world

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, Rumraket, The Leaf Label


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