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This week the danish leg of our European tour kicks off!

November 9, 2009 by Rasmus

Starting Wednesday we will play 4 concerts in Denmark this week. The shows are part of the CPH:DOX film festival and all the concerts will start with a screening of the new Performing Parades film by Benjamin Hesselholdt. We will follow the screening with a live show consisting mostly of new songs!

Hope to see you there! Or somewhere else in Europe in the near future.

The dates are the following:
11.11 – Copenhagen, DK / DOX:CLUB / tickets
12.11 – Copenhagen, DK / DOX:CLUB / tickets
13.11 – Aarhus, DK / Musikhuset Århus / CPH:DOX tour / tickets
14.11 – Odense, DK / Posten / CPH:DOX tour / tickets

Cutting Ice To Snow (live):

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang

a Drawing from Glasgow

November 1, 2009 by Barnabas

A nice and talented girl called Jenny Soep painted this picture while we were playing at Oran Mor in Glasgow a couple of days ago.

We’re in Leeds tonight and Reading tomorrow!

Love from all of us

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang

Tour de Europe Starts This Week! (First Leg)

October 26, 2009 by Barnabas

We’re leaving Copenhagen, to see y’all again:)

Starting out with an ultra exciting and very special show at Barbican Hall, London, on Wednesday, October 28th with Britten Sinfonia. Performing our latest studio album Parades from A to Z + a petit surprise…

Here’s the first leg of our Autumn Tour 2009:

28.10 – London, UK / Barbican / Performing Parades w. Britten Sinfonia / Supp. Jaga Jazzist and Sons of Noel and Adrian / tickets

29.10 – Birmingham, UK / The Asylum / w. Nancy Elizabeth / tickets
30.10 – Glasgow, UK / Oran Mor / w. Nancy Elizabeth / tickets
31.10 – Manchester, UK / Deaf Institute (Halloween) / by Hey Manchester! / tickets
01.11 – Leeds, UK / Brainwash Festival / tickets
02.11 – Reading, UK / Reading Concert Hall / w. Nancy Elizabeth / tickets
03.11 – Paris, FR / La Maroquinerie / Address / tickets1tickets2
04.11 – Utrecht, NL / Tivoli de Helling / tickets
05.11 – Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso / tickets
06.11 – Antwerp, BE / de Nachten / de Singel / tickets
07.11 – Rennes, FR / L’Antipode / w. The Last Morning Soundtrack / tickets

There’re many more European concerts coming up in November and December all listed Right Here

Can’t wait and hope to see you!

Much love from all of us

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang

Performing Parades is OUT TODAY!

October 19, 2009 by Rasmus

We are very happy that this beast is finally released! It was A LOT of hard work to get to here and we hope the results will be enjoyed and appreciated. It is available from today as CD+DVD and LP+DVD – enjoy!

We are also very happy to see it has received great reviews so far. If you are curious we recommend the BBC review (in English) and the Gaffa review (in Danish).

Listen toCutting Ice to Snow (live) (w. The Danish National Chamber Orchestra)
[audio: IceToSnow.mp3]

We would like to use this opportunity to thank The Danish National Chamber Orchestra & Karl Bjerre Skibsted, Benjamin Hesselholdt & and his film crew, Ralf Christensen and Anders Bøtter, Hvass&Hannibal & all their helpers, Jesper Andersen and not least Karsten Fundal for breathing new life into our songs. These people have worked tremendously hard and great on this project and we are very thankful to them and to the many others that have helped who we didn’t list here.

Performing Parades can be found on iTunes and on other digital outlets, but we recommend the physical version. This is the only way to get the DVD which includes the Performing Parades concert film and the Recreating Parades documentary film and also 7 music videos from the original Parades album.

You can buy Performing Parades on CD+DVD or LP+DVD via The Leaf Label’s shop or via Efterklang’s own webshop.

NOTE: The DVD is Region Free, and should be viewable worldwide!

We will be touring from October 28th to December 5th around Europe to support this release. ALL DATES CAN BE FOUND HERE

Caravan (live):

Posted in Efterklang, Hurra!, Parades

Vincent Moon & Copenhagen FILM EXTRAVAGANZA!

October 15, 2009 by Rasmus

Take a deep breath of air. This project is a big mouthful, but such a nice bite and something we are very very very proud to be part of!

- a 40 minutes music film featuring SLARAFFENLAND


- 14 additional Take Away Style performances by the above mentioned bands and also featuring I GOT YOU ON TAPE, THE WILLIAM BLAKES and TAXI TAXI!

Thanks to the genius and the generosity of French filmmaker Vincent Moon
all of this is available for everybody to watch and enjoy totally free right here: &

Slaraffenland – from the TemporarySlaraffenland film

Posted in Efterklang, Rumraket, Video

Performing Parades Preview + Barbican Update

September 25, 2009 by Barnabas

Hello all

Here’s a sneak preview from our forthcoming CD/DVD and 2LP/DVD release (October 19th 2009) performing Parades. Recorded in Copenhagen with The National Danish Chamber Orchestra

Caravan (live):

Cutting Ice To Snow (live):

The CD/DVD and LP/DVD features the complete performance with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra in audio format + a 55-minute concert film directed by Benjamin Hesselholdt. The DVD also includes a behind the scenes documentary (with English and Danish subtitles) of the preparations for the event + a lot of other bonus material.

via Leaf
via Efterklang -

For those of you who haven’t heard it yet, we’re Performing Parades with the Britten Sinfonia on October 28th in Barbican Hall in London, UK. The splendid Norwegian collective Jaga Jazzist have been named as support for the concert in a very rare UK performance, so this looks like an extremely exciting evening!

You can find out more and buy tickets here:

Also, we’re doing a month long tour of “regular” shows after the London date around the UK, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Turkey (yep, we finally making our way to Istanbul!) previewing tracks from our third studio album, to be released by 4AD next year. You can find the (almost) complete tour right here

With love from all of us

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Film, Parades, Tour

CPH:DOX & Performing Parades tour in Denmark in November

September 22, 2009 by Rasmus

We are very happy to announce that we will be touring in Denmark this November as part of the brilliant CPH:DOX documentary film festival.

At all of these 4 concerts we will first show the Performing Parades concert film directed by Benjamin Hesselholdt and then after a short break we will play live as a 7-piece band focusing on new material from our upcoming third studio album (out in 2010).

The dates are the following:
11.11 – Copenhagen, DK / DOX:CLUB / tickets
12.11 – Copenhagen, DK / DOX:CLUB / tickets
13.11 – Aarhus, DK / Musikhuset Århus / CPH:DOX tour / tickets
14.11 – Odense, DK / Posten / CPH:DOX tour / tickets

More general info can be found via the CPH:DOX website

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Film, Parades

Efterklang live films from Into The Great Wide Open

September 18, 2009 by Rasmus

September 6th we played an absolutely lovely and new festival called Into The Great Wide Open. The festival took place on the tiny island Vlieland (see google map below) in the Wadden sea outside the shore of northern Holland.

This link gives you two of new songs performed acoustic in a lighthouse!

This link gives you our entire performance at Into The Great Wide Open.

Everything is filmed and produced by VPRO / 3VOOR12 Nice people!!

View Larger Map

Posted in Efterklang, Film

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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