A great man, who has sold a lot of records, once said: “Hey, I, I, oh, I’m still alive”. That man was Eddie Vedder and he is a rockstar, so he knows what he is talking about. Today we come to you, our few but wonderful and loyal fans (who are amazing), with a less rhythmic however, for all intents and purposes, similar statement:
Tetris = Therapy are alive and in April we will be releasing a new EP. It consists of four songs. Songs about the places we used to live, the places we now live, the people we surround ourselves with and the restraint and the attention it takes to drag oneself through the abundances of modern life. They are an attempt at a sort of calm, forwardlooking optimism. But mostly its just four songs we are extremely proud of and are dying to share with you.
Here’s the cover and the tracklist:
The Temperance EP
1. Blast Off
2. University Girls
3. Home on the Range
4. Unconventional Copenhagen
5. Seasick (Jesper Lundager Remix)
We have been recording and mixing the record ourselves since late last summer. The tracks were finally mastered by Steve Fallone (TV on the Radio, The Strokes, Grizzly Bear) a few weeks ago. Some of the songs are well over a year old, so for them to finally reach a destination was very good for our sanity. We are truly proud of it.
The cover was designed by the wonderful Cecilie Hundevad Meng Sørensen (who also did the artwork for ‘Acquaintances’). She is the best. You should check out part one of her collaborative book of prints and sounds with Emil Keller Skousen entitled The Book of Meaning. Or this, if you can.
The EP will be available via all major digital music retailers and streaming sites as well as on CD and digital download via Bandcamp on 23/04. Go there now for a free download of our good friend Jesper Lundager‘s awesome, druggy, shoegazy remix of ‘Seasick’ off Acquaintances. He delivered it a while ago and we have just been sitting on it and we feel bad, so here it is! Consider it an advance bonus track for the EP:
Download ‘Seasick (Jesper Lundager Remix)’
Jesper released a great album this fall, and if you like the remix you will surely fall in love with “Dyeing Lillies Brighter Colours“.
In other news we shot a video for the first single off the EP ‘Blast Off’ this past weekend with our good friend Villads Spangsberg (who also helped us make this). It will be hitting the world wide interwebs a few weeks before the EP does, so look out for that. We are really excited about it.
And last but not least we’re playing our first show in a very long time on the 5th of April at KB18 in Copenhagen. The line-up consists of Norway’s Samuel Jackson Five, England’s Petrels and Teach Me Tiger, as well as Geiger, Lappland Blog, Malthe Fischer (Oh No Ono) and Thomas Fagerlund (The Kissaway Trail) on the decks. If we might say so ourselves, that is one hell of a night out on the town. Don’t be shy, come out and say hi! RSVP here: Facebook Event
That is it for now. We are really looking forward to sharing some new music with everyone and getting out of our hiding places and into the rock n’ roll ether again. We’ll see you out there!
– Kasper, Rune & Jeppe