Denmark not only has one of the best looking national flags but they also have one of the best looking and sounding bands called Choir of Young Believers and this group last night at Pianos gave me goosebumps 5 times. The couple remind me of if Band of Horses wrote more gentle songs that were less southern and more Scandinavian. If you live in New York come to The Delancey tonight, they’ll be playing there and the grand opening of a new bar in Brooklyn that is owned by the people that own the Cake Shop called Bruar Falls this Friday.
The new Clark record is out on Warp this month, I grabbed the ambient track to share with you all, i’m really loving how that color scheme worked out for that album cover.
I rave about this Studio band a ton here and posted about how D. Lissvik who is half of Studio did a solo album awhile back and now he is remixing and he did an amazing one for Fever Ray who is half of The Knife who is everywhere from in Nylon to the front page of Pitchfork recently. The remix is perfect Caribbean sounding slow disco and the vox fits perfectly, you can grab it up on XLR8R right now for free.
Choir of Young Believers – Why Must It Always Be This Way[audio:choir.mp3]
Clark – Farewell Mining Town[audio:mining.mp3]
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Version by Lissvik)[audio:liss.mp3]
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effixx says:March 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Clark is easily in my top 10 artists of all time, in my opinion he can do no wrong and the new EP and new direction in general is shit hot. But… I really think he was onto something with Body Riddles and wish we could hear more of the live-sample palette he started developing around that time.
Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:March 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Thanks for the compliment on our flag Jacub :) Cheers from Denmark.
Jay Williams says:March 26, 2009 at 6:17 am
Thanks again, Jakub, for the music recommendations!
Btw, the link to Choir of Young Believers’ MySpace page is broken.
spacerock joe says:March 26, 2009 at 11:09 am
loving the herzogesque popol vuh feel on this clark song. can’t wait to get this album!
Hira Tareen says:May 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm
Interesting, I hadn’t heard this remix of Fever Ray’s When I Grow Up yet… Love it!
There is still a certain spookiness about the original that I like but this is a good change.
Thanks for posting!
-Hira, The FashionEasta