Posted in MP3 | To Do | music | tour dates | video on May 28, 2008

DOWNLOAD: Slaraffenland - I'm a Machine (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Slaraffenland - Polaroids (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Efterklang - Mirror Mirror (live) (MP3)

Slaraffenland

You might recognize the above picture from our last SXSW-related Danish band feature. They are Slaraffenland and Avi Roig said that "Just saying their name out loud is enough to make me smile." Stereogum said to watch them and Pitchfork called them one of their favorite bands. The first MP3 up there is from their older Sunshine EP. Their new album called Private Cinema came out on Hometapes on May 6th and the 2nd MP3 up there is from that one.

Efterklang are also from Denmark and that's who Slaraffenland are on tour with right now. Read about their 2007 release on the Leaf label at Stylus. Grab their MP3 above too and check out their video for "Caravan" below.

TONIGHT's show at Knitting Factory should be great (May 28, 2008). All tour dates under the video....

Efterklang - Caravan

Slaraffenland & Efterklang - 2008 Tour Dates
05.28 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
05.29 - Boston, MA @ TT The Bears
05.30 - Montreal, Quebec @ Zoobizarre
05.31 - Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo
06.02 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06.03 - Kansas City, MI @ Record Bar

Danish bands in nyc

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Comments (8)

Hey Brooklyn Vegan,

It's cool you guys are interested in Slaraffendland. They're a really great post-rock-jazz band.

Have You Heard, the blog and podcast I run out of Atlanta, had them on our show and they did a few tracks for us.

http://www.haveyouheard.net

*wink* editing the post to point people to their most recently recorded (and free) material wouldn't be a bad idea *wink*

Posted by Adam | May 28, 2008 1:18 PM

Must-sees.

Posted by Corinne | May 28, 2008 1:24 PM

I love Efterklang but haven't seen them live before. Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2008 6:51 PM

Thanks for the post!
Actually, the Sunshine EP is brand new and only available to the public at Slaraffenland's shows!

It'll be out soon though. Did I mention it has an a-Ha cover on it?


Posted by Hometapes | May 28, 2008 7:17 PM

Setlist from last night for both bands by any chance??? Show was great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2008 11:06 AM

came back from watching their show in ny last night. slaraffenland was uber fun to watch and 'perform' with :) good steff. efterklang was just awsm

Posted by Jae | May 29, 2008 2:08 PM

My friend actually took Efterklang's setlist after they were finished at the Knitting Factory, haha. Awesome show! From what I could understand from their handwriting:

1. Polygyne
2. Swarming
3. Caravan
4. Step Aside
5. Ekko W (?)
6. Himmelbjerget
7. Mirador
8. Cutting Ice To Snow
9. Mirror Mirror

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 12:08 PM

number 5 would be Echo Wave

Posted by evolv | December 27, 2009 12:47 PM

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