Copenhagen's Efterklang are releasing Magic Chairs, their third record (and first on 4AD), on February 23rd. Three songs from the album (including "Modern Drift," which you can get above) are streaming on their website. They also recorded a "Happy New Year 2010 video postcard" with audio clips from four of the new songs. That's posted below.

Efterklang will be touring the United States this March with Austin's Balmorhea. The bands come to NYC for a Wednesday, March 3rd show at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale.

That tour takes them to Austin for SXSW shows which are currently-TBA. The new video for their album-opening "Modern Drift" is posted with all tour dates and more below...

A music video for the song Modern Drift by the Danish band Efterklang. Made by their Danish friend Kristian Leth from The William Blakes (www.speedofsound.com).

The music video is based on Dyrehaven, den Romantiske Skov, a film from 1970 by the acclaimed artists Per Kirkeby and Jørgen Leth (Kristian's father). The film geek will know that the album title Magic Chairs draws on inspiration from another film by Jørgen Leth.

Modern Drift is the opening song on Efterklang third studio album. Magic Chairs will be released on February 22nd 2010 on Efterklangs own Rumraket label in Scandinavia and on 4AD outside of Scandinavia.

Efterklang - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 19 Sentrum Scene - By:Larm Oslo
Feb 20 Folketeateret - By:Larm Oslo
Mar 02 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Mar 03 Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York #
Mar 04 TT The Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts #
Mar 05 La Sala Rosa Montreal, Quebec #
Mar 06 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario #
Mar 07 The Crofoot (Pike Room) Pontiac, Michigan #
Mar 08 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois #
Mar 11 The Triple Door Seattle, Washington #
Mar 12 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 13 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon #
Mar 15 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, California #
Mar 16 Spaceland Los Angeles, California #
Mar 18 TBA - SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Mar 19 tba - SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Mar 20 tba - SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Apr 07 Korjaamo Helsinki *
Apr 08 Von Krahl Theatre Tallinn *
Apr 10 Hornstull Strand Stockholm *
Apr 14 Voxhall Aarhus
Apr 15 Studenterhuset Aalborg
Apr 16 Brewhouse Göteborg, Västra Götalands län
Apr 17 Store Vega Copenhagen V
Apr 20 Concorde 2 Brighton *
Apr 21 Shepherds Bush Empire London, London and South East *
Apr 22 Oxford Academy Oxford *
Apr 23 Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, Scotland *
Apr 24 Black Box Belfast $
Apr 25 Whelan's Dublin $
Apr 27 Metropolis Bristol $
Apr 28 Nouveau Casino Paris *
Apr 29 Grand Mix Tourcoing - Lille *
Apr 30 VIP Saint Nazaire - Nantes *
May 01 Centrifugeuse Pau *
May 02 La [2] de Apolo Barcelona *
May 04 INIT Rome *
May 05 Covo Club - Rocker Festival Bologna *
May 06 1. Stock Basel (Münchenstein)
May 07 TBA TBA
May 08 Astra Kulturhaus - Friction Festival Berlin
May 09 Rodeo Live Club Athens @
May 11 Gebäude 9 Cologne
May 12 Knust Hamburg
May 13 Rotown Rotterdam
May 14 Doornroosje Nijmegen
May 15 TBA Brussels
May 22 Babel Malmö, Skåne län
Aug 14 Haldern Pop Festival Rees-Haldern
# w/ Balmorhea
* w/ Heather Woods Broderick
$ w/ Slaraffenland
@ w/ Frederik Teige

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