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Sweden's The Deer Tracks are set to release their new album, The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3, on February 12 via The Control Group. You can stream "Lazarus" from the album below which is in the Niki & the Dove / Knife school of Scandinavian dancepop. As the title implies, the album is the third -- and final -- part of the band's "Archer" trilogy.
The group will be coming over for SXSW and will hit NYC beforehand, playing Pianos on March 2 and Glasslands on March 4. No advance tickets for either show just yet. Those dates are part of a full tour which will be announced soon.
Song stream below...
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
The old '80s new wavey NMS logo / Reks
It's beginning to feel like this summer is just one never ending music festival. In addition to the Northside Festival, which begins in Brooklyn tonight, NYC will get another multi-venue festival next week with the recently revived New Music Seminar which runs from June 17-20 this year. Some of you out there may have lived (and gone to see shows) long enough in New York City to remember the fest's original incarnation which existed for a week every summer from 1980 to 1995. It was a little like CMJ, but more focused on live music, though there were industry panel discussions and the like too.
For the new version (which actually existed last year too in a very small form), badgeholders will have access to a number of industry talks and also a selection of live shows. Those shows include a free show at Tammany Hall on Tuesday (6/19), presented by eMusic, with Anamanaguchi, Hooray for Earth and Yellow Dogs. They also include the previously discussed Deer Tracks show at Pianos on Wednesday (6/20) with Mon Khmer, Nouela, and Crux.
Another notable one is REKS, Soul Khan, Maffew Ragazino, and The Doppelgangaz at Public Assembly on Tuesday (6/19). REKS released an album this year called Straight No Chaser, which was produced by Statik Selektah and features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Termanology, Slaine, and others. You can stream the whole thing below via spotify along with a video for album track, "Chasin'."
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tracks - W (MP3)
Niki & the Dove aren't the only Swedish duo currently visiting North America. Hailing from Gävle, The Deer Tracks are currently on their first tour of this continent, making two NYC stops: Pianos on June 20 with Nouela, Mon Khmer, and Crux (tickets); and Glasslands on June 21 with Snowmine and Nouela (tickets).
The Deer Tracks have been making danceable dreampop for about four years, with a folky undercurrent that leans more towards The Moonbabies than The Knife if comparisons are staying in the home country. (They're a little M83ish too.) The final volume in their Archer Trilogy set of albums is due out this fall, having released the first two last year via The Control Group. You can download "W" from The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3 at the top of this post and watch a video for "Meant to Be" from Vol. 2 below.
While they're a duo on record, The Deer Tracks are a four-piece band for this tour. They'll be in Toronto over the weekend for NXNE if you're going to be there for that. All listed tour dates and a music video are below.