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Efterklang Launches Radio Station, ‘The Lake’

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Efterklang have just announced a new radio station that they have created and curated, called ‘The Lake.’ I’ve been listening non-stop. Read their official announcement below:

“I don’t wish to get in your pants
Instead, I wish to be your pants.”

If you want to hear Peter Broderick recite these lines of his above; or a Bertolt Brecht hörspiel followed by a conversation with Nils Frahm’s piano. Or Andy Warhol on the phone superceded by Burmese street kids singing from the back of a pick-up truck and the voices of a Haitian voodoo ceremony – then come to The Lake.

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New Halfnoise Record

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I recently produced the new Halfnoise record which was tracked in various parts of New Zealand over September last fall. Check out the official video for the first new song ‘Mountain’ and see footage from the trip here

The Life & Times of Rumspringa Vol. 4

I originally signed with the Danish Label Rumraket (run by Efterklang) back in 2006. They released my first album Colonies as well as the follow up EP Halcyon. Efterklang were the first people outside of my friends to really take an interest what I was trying to do and were the main reason I was able to keep Canon Blue going.

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The Life & Times Of Rumspringa Vol. 3

The artwork for Rumspringa was done by the design studio Hvass & Hannibal, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studio is made up of Nan Na Hvass and Sofie Hannibal who are also responsible for, among numerous other projects, the artwork and art direction for every Efterklang release/performance since their E.P ‘Under Giant Trees.’

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The Life & Times of Rumspringa Vol. 2

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The recording process for Rumspringa really started when I began writing on the road in 2009. I had been touring with Efterklang and so they were around while I was working on many of the songs. I would play stuff for them in the van and get their opinion on different ideas and that naturally evolved into Casper and Mads coming on to produce the record with me.

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The Life & Times Of Rumspringa Vol. 1

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The word Rumspringa first entered my head after seeing a documentary called ‘The Devil’s Playground’. I’ve always been interested in words from a visual standpoint. Words as shapes. The way they lay across the page. The way they look side by side. I even keep a dictionary of interesting words and phrases which I’m always adding to and Rumspringa was a word that just seemed to belong with the others.

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Fall Mixtape

Something to listen to in the earlier darkness…

Wealth – Lone Wolf
The Nest – Jherek Bischoff
Ash/Black Veil – Apparat
Manchester – Kishi Bashi
Villian – Lost In The Trees
Toki No Senrei Wo Uketeinai Mono Wo Yomuna – Jonny Greenwood
A Word In Your Belly – Mi & L’au
If I were – Vashti Bunyan
Familiar – Nils Frahm
Belarus – Low
Kosinski – Angels Of Light
Jim Cain – Bill Callahan
Stand Over Me – The White Birch
The Haunted Ocean 1 – Max Richter
Dreams Today – Efterklang
Take Me Home – Perfume Genius

Fall, Fall, Fall

Summer Mix

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Here’s a new mix to get you ready for summer, lake trips, girls, boys, and love:

Dutch Uncles – Candenza
Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral
Fanfarlo – Replicate
Kishi Bashi – Manchester
Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know
The War On Drugs – Baby Missles
Young Magic – Sparkly
Caribou – Sun
Daniel Rossen – Silent Song
St. Vincent – Surgeon
Bear In Heaven – Idle Heart
Phantogram – Don’t Move
Air – Seven Stars
Spiritualized – Life Is A Problem

Sun Sun Sun

Tour Diary 1

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We finished off the Texas leg of the Mutemath Odd Soul tour in Dallas last night after shows in Houston and Austin. So far this is proving to be our favorite tour yet. Thank you to all the people who have been coming out and we’re looking forward to meeting more of you on the road in the coming weeks!

End of the Year Mix

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heres a mix of some of my favorite songs of 2011 to bring in the new year:

every heart is a lonely hunter