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