Efterklang ‘I Was Playing Drums’ Video

Efterklang are out with the music video to their new single ‘I Was Playing Drums’, the second release off the Danish indie pop band’s third studio album ‘Magic Chairs’, out now on 4AD. The band write:

Through a lot of hard work, and many days spent sliding about a muddy forest with a very patient actor, the team behind End of the Road Films created this visual counterpart to Efterklang’s newest single. The video was created by Joseph Brett, Simon Taffe and Glenn Taunton with production design by Leila Watts. We hope you enjoy it.

Watch it via YouTube below.

Efterklang ‘Modern Drift’ Video

Efterklang are out with the music video to their new single ‘Modern Drift’, from the Danish experimental pop group’s third studio album ‘Magic Chairs’, released on February 22nd via Efterklangs own Rumraket label in Scandinavia and on 4AD outside of Scandinavia.

The video was made by Danish multi-artist Kristian Leth and 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.

Watch it via MySpace below.

Happy New Year From Efterklang

Efterklang checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace (@efterklang) on Wednesday (December 31). The Danish experimental pop group tell readers:

Dear friends

Happy New year to all you and yours: We had the most amazing past year, with so many incredible experiences around the globe… Possibly the best in Efterklang history. Thanks a lot to all of the people making each concert special, and to all of you showing us love one way or another!

Hope 2009 will bring you all much luck

All of us

Efterklang & Slaraffenland Release Free Slaraffenklang EP

Efterklang checked in on their blog at MySpace (@efterklang) on Thursday (December 18), announcing that they’ve released a free four track EP of a live set they did with Slaraffenland at Sono Festival 2008. They write:

In May 2008 Efterklang & Slaraffenland were on a joint US tour under the name The Danish Dynamite Tour. Halfway through the tour the bands got a call from back home. The newly established Sono Festival wanted to hear if Slaraffenland and Efterklang could be interested in performing a special concert at their festival. After a very quick talk on the topic it was decided that everyone would love to play in a band with two drummers and a lot of distorted guitars and therefore the offer was accepted.

The 4 songs on this free live EP are all recorded at Sono Festival in Rødovre (a suburb to Copenhagen) November 8th 2008. This was the first and maybe also the last concert with Slaraffenklang. The idea is simple and fun. Slaraffenklang is the mutant band of Efterklang and Slaraffenland. There are 12 musicians on stage, all men, and the songs performed are covers of Efterklang and Slaraffenland. Sometimes just louder and more rumbling versions and sometimes in new slightly new arrangements.

Efterklang ‘Polygyne’ Video

Efterklang is out with the animated video to their new single ‘Polygyne’, the opening track off the Copenhagen, Denmark experimental pop group’s second full-length album ‘Parades’, out now on The Leaf Label / Rumraket. Watch the Carolina Melis directed video below.

Efterklang ‘Mirador’ Video

Efterklang are out with the music video to their new single ‘Mirador’, directed by Hvass&Hannibal & UFEX, animated by Jens Christian Høgni Larsen & Nan Na Hvass, from the Copenhagen, Denmark group’s fourth full-length album ‘Parades’, out now on Rumraket. Watch it below.