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Efterklang on Daytrotter

January 28, 2012 by Rasmus

This is old news if you follow Daytrotter regularly, but if you don´t then you should know that Daytrotter recently aired a session with Efterklang.

We recorded this live directly to tape at Big Orange Studios in Austin, Texas, back in September 2010. At that time we had just finished filming An Island with Vincent Moon and was now touring the US with our 7-piece band featuring Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick and Daniel James (of Canon Blue).

In the session that has aired you can hear us perform Frida Found a Friend, I Was Playing Drums, Modern Drift and Step Aside.

Listen to the session here:!/concert/efterklang

P.S. Do you remember our chord project from that same tour? One of them was made in the same studio – link

Posted in Concerts, Magic Chairs, Tour

Final Concerts in Copenhagen and Brussels!

November 26, 2010 by Rasmus

We have just announced two more dates for our final Magic Chairs Tour in February and March. March 1st we will play in Brussels at Botanique and then we will end the tour with a big homecoming concert in Copenhagen on March 18th at Amager Bio.

Our last Magic Chairs Tour holds 27 concerts and once it is over we will take a long break from touring. In fact we plan not to play a single concert before we have finished our 4th album sometime in the far future. With this tour we will finish almost 3,5 years of non stop touring and it has been an adventure. An incredible adventure.

01.03.2011Brussels, BE / Botanique /
18.03.2011Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio / tickets on sale Dec 9th

Please visit EFTERKLANG.NET/HOME/CONCERTS for all upcoming concert dates! Shows in Belgium, Turkey, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Germany & Denmark coming up!

Efterklang in Teatro Lara, Madrid – photo by

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Magic Chairs

Final Magic Chairs Tour Announced!

October 27, 2010 by Rasmus

As you might know we will be on the road in November in Denmark, Liverpool, Belgium, Istanbul, Spain, Lisbon, Russia & Uppsala. But we also just announced a full European tour in February and March 2011.

This will be the absolute last chance to see Efterklang perform live for a considerable amount of time. After this tour we will take a break and when we get back together we will begin the work for our 4th album and we have decided that there won’t be any Efterklang concerts before this album is finished.

The tour in 2011 will be special as it is the last, but also because of the first 4 shows that will be very special and then we have a very special support act/event lined up for the rest of the tour. We look forward to announce this soon.

Once this last tour is over we will have played more than 340 concerts since October 2007. It feels like we have been on tour almost constantly. We have loved every second of it and would just like to say thanks for the ride!

for the November & December concerts 2010 click here

CROSS LINX Festival TOUR as:
Efterklang + Daniel Bjarnason & their Messing Orchestra
17.02 Utrecht, NL / Vredenburg / info w. The National & Owen Pallett
18.02 Eindhoven, NL / Frits Philips / info w. The National & Owen Pallett
19.02 Groningen, NL / De Oosterpoort / info w. The National & Owen Pallett
20.02 Rotterdam, NL / De Doelen / info w. The National & Owen Pallett

FINAL MAGIC CHAIRS TOUR with the 7-piece live band:
22.02 – Cardiff, UK / The Globe / tickets
23.02 – Sheffield, UK / Queens Social Club / DrownedinSound Events / tickets
24.02 – Glasgow, UK / Oran Mor / tickets
25.02 – Manchester, UK / Academy 3 / tickets
26.02 – Newcastle Gateshead, UK / The Sage Gateshead, Hall Two
27.02 – London, UK / Scala / tickets

01.03 – TBA
02.03 – TBA
03.03 – Lyon, FR / Epicerie Moderne
04.03 – Aarau, CH / KIFF
05.03 – Chur, CH / Kulturhaus
06.03 – Zürich, CH / Stall 6
08.03 – Vienna, A / Szene / tickets
09.03 – Kosice, Slovakia / Tabacka Kulturfabrik
10.03 – Prague, CZ / Meet Factory
11.03 – Leipzig, DE / Centraltheater
12.03 – Bremen, DE / Lagerhaus
13.03 – Berlin, DE / Volksbühne
14.03 – Frankfurt, DE / Brotfabrik / tickets
15.03 – Dortmund DE / Konzerthaus / tickets
16.03 – Hamburg, DE / Knust /
17.03 – Rostock, DE / Mau

And here is a new Efterklang photo!

photo taken by Luca Venter

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Magic Chairs

Efterkids, watch, donate & support Music Education

October 11, 2010 by Rasmus

It´s an honour for us to introduce our new project EFTERKIDS!

This weekend launched and same time our open invitation for talented kids around the world to join Efterkids.

Efterkids is an attempt to raise awareness of the need for music education in public schools and same time collaborate with talented kids across the globe. We are also hoping to raise some money for the cause and maybe you would consider donating? It would make us and a lot of kids very happy.

None of us in Efterklang have ever studied music on a higher level. Had it not been for encouraging music teachers in our public schools we would never have been where we are today. However that’s just one little positive outcome of music education in public schools. Several studies show that music education in schools has a major impact on kids. It fosters success in school life, social life and just life overall in fact. If you want to read up on this subject, then this link is a good place to start.

Efterkids took its beginning in February 2010. Here we collaborated with 6 talented kids from the Special Music School (P.S. 859) in New York. The collaboration can be seen on video at You can watch Efterklang & Efterkids perform Full Moon and Natural Tune. All very high tech as we were projected on a screen behind the kids and the communication took place via Skype.

As mentioned we are hoping to raise some money and the first project is to help The Special Music School to raise money for a computer and composer software for the kids. If you feel this is something you would like to donate money for, then please visit and simply press the donate button and select an amount you wish to donate.

Besides the two videos and the donation part also holds course material (scores, mp3s with string and without strings) for Natural Tune and Full Moon. And we are hereby inviting string playing kids and their teachers around the world to join Efterkids. Since our collaboration with the kids from The Special Music School we have collaborated with 6 kids from the Duisburg area for this years Traumzeit Festival and we have several other Efterkids events coming up. We would love to have more kids involved. You can play with us in your classrooms or at a special Efterkids event. Everything goes. Its all for fun, free and a good cause.

That’s it about Efterkids for now! We hope you will welcome this new project!

Posted in Efterkids, Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Video

More info on the Raincoats Single

August 26, 2010 by Rasmus

artwork by Hvass&Hannibal – click cover to buy single on iTunes

Here is some more info on our new Raincoats single. It was released as a digital single Monday this week (23rd August 2010) on 4AD and our own Rumraket label. This is the tracklist:

01: Raincoats (single edit)
02: Harmonics (covered by Peter Broderick & Nils Frahm)

Raincoats is the third single taken from our Magic Chairs album. The two previous ones were Modern Drift and I Was Playing Drums. The single version of Raincoats differs a tiny bit from the album version, hence the “single edit” extension to the name.

Track two is a cover of Harmonics (another Magic Chairs song) and we love this cover version! It is played and recorded by our two friends Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm. Both are incredible solo artists and you should buy every record they have ever made.

As many of you know Peter Broderick has taken a break from the Efterklang live-band recently due to a knee injury, but we are happy to confirm once again that he will be with us on the upcoming North American tour. All dates can be found at

The artwork for Raincoats is made by Hvass&Hannibal and follows the same hand dyed ribbon theme as can be seen on the covers for Magic Chairs, Modern Drift and I Was Playing Drums.

BUY LINKS: iTunes (DK) – iTunes (UK) – eMusic

Posted in cover versions, Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Records


April 15, 2010 by Rasmus

the single artwork made by Hvass&Hannibal
Its spring and the air smells different and we are high on endorphins!

AND we have a new single and a new video.

I Was Playing Drums will be released on Monday April 19th via 4AD as a 7″ vinyl single. Me Me Me the Brick House can be found exclusively as the b-side.

The single and b-side will also be available digitally. In Scandinavia you can already get the single via iTunes and similar shops.

Simon Taffe (the man behind one of the best music festivals on this planet: End of The Road) did the new video for I Was Playing Drums together with Joseph Brett and Glenn Taunton. You can watch it below. We hope you like it! We do! and we hope to see you around. We are touring touring touring these days – check out the dates at

Posted in Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Video

Watch our 4AD Session from Store VEGA!

February 26, 2010 by Rasmus

We are very happy about this session. We filmed in VEGA our favorite venue in our favorite hometown Copenhagen. We recorded 4 songs live on the floor of Store VEGA (their biggest concert hall). We formed a circle and it was a special feeling playing in the nice room just for ourselves.

We play in this same room April 17th, when our Magic Chairs tour swings by Copenhagen.


Posted in Efterklang, Magic Chairs, Video

Cheers to Magic Chairs (and bonus smileys)

February 23, 2010 by Rasmus

Nan Na from Hvass&Hannibal just did these personal smileys for us

Casper ⌠ : — { )

Mads ( 8– { )

Thomas ( :–[ )]

Rasmus ∫ :–o- { )

hehe – they actually look very much like us.

Today Magic Chairs is out in EUROPE and now ALSO North America! (don´t miss the release event in NYC tonight – more info in the post below)

We would like to thank all the sweet people who helped us record the album. Especially our many close friends who are or have been active in the Efterklang live-band – Daniel James from Canon Blue, Peter Broderick, Heather Broderick, Frederik Teige, Niklas Antonson, Katrine Muff, Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Rune Mølgaard and Jakob Johansen.

Buy Links (CD/LP): Rumraket (DK) – Rough Trade (UK) – Insound (US)
Buy Links (digital): iTunes4AD

Posted in Efterklang, Magic Chairs

EFTERKIDS – Magic Chairs special release event in New York on Tuesday

February 18, 2010 by Rasmus

Efterklang + gifted students from PS.859 = Efterkids! Feb 23rd in NYC

We are so super excited about this project. On Tuesday we will perform two of our songs together with kids from the Special Music School on strings in a very special way – If you want to go this special event you can! Just send an email to

FROM 4AD in New York
We are very pleased to announce a VERY exciting record release party/performance for Efterklang’s 4AD debut album, Magic Chairs. It’s a multimedia extravaganza, and open to anyone with RSVP.

On Tuesday February 23rd from 5-7pm at the Clark Studio Theater in Manhattan, an 8 piece orchestra, made up of kids from PS. 859, a public school for musically gifted children from grades K-8 (aka The Special Music School) will perform Efterklang songs in tandem with a filmed performance of the band. The band will be projected on a 20-foot high screen behind the kids. We call this collaboration Efterkids! With this performance, 4AD and Efterklang hope to raise awareness for the overall issue of music education in schools.

From 5-6pm we will have a listening party for Magic Chairs with complimentary beer and wine, and the performance will begin at 6pm.

DATE: Tuesday February 23rd
LOCATION: Clark Studio Theater is part of Lincoln Center, located in the Rose Building, 7th Floor, at West 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. INFO
TIME: 5-7pm
WHO: anyone, space permitting

As a fund-raising effort, 4AD will be filming the performance and producing a special 4AD Session ( that will go live online in March. The Efterkids 4AD Session will be heavily promoted and visitors will be asked to make a donation to the Special Music School in order to view the session. Materials will also be made available for other schools to create their own performance and videos of Efterkids.

The proceeds from this campaign will go toward raising money for much need computer equipment and other supplies for the school, and in addition, 4AD will be making a donation to the school.

The Special Music School (SMS) is a unique model for how publicly funded arts education can work.

SMS was founded in 1996 as a public/private partnership between the New York City Department of Education and the Kaufman Center, a not-for-profit, multi-arts organization. Its students have benefitted greatly from an integrated approach to curriculum, receiving rigorous musical training and academic guidance in a holistic context that emphasizes creative thinking and problem solving.

Producing future generations of musicians and adults who appreciate art is vital to our social fabric.

Beyond creating art, a recent Conference Board Report revealed that 74 percent of employers agree that creativity is increasingly important in U.S. workplaces. In addition, teamwork and critical thinking ranked in the five most important skills for new workforce entrants, yet more than half of these employers stated that entrants exhibited deficiencies in these skills. Ensuring that students have the opportunity to study a musical instrument helps resolve this deficit.

As other nations have looked to the United States education system as a model, and are including arts education in their curricula, many American schools are cutting these same programs. Without music programs in our public schools our children and our culture are weakened.


Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, Magic Chairs

Magic Chairs – RELEASE party (and festivals)

February 17, 2010 by Rasmus

Thursday this week (thats tomorrow already) we are celebrating the release of our new album. Everyone is welcome and there will be great live music. Entrance is free and we start at 20:00 and end at 01:00 Frederik Teige, Heather Broderick + Peter Broderick and Slaraffenland are all performing live. Come join us. It is at Global in Copenhagen N – more info and at


PS: We have recently been announced for Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Off Festival in Poland and Immergut in Germany. Summer here we come!


Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, Magic Chairs

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