Summer update

Hey,

Just wanted to let you know that we are going into hibernation this July. We won’t come out until we have a recorded piece of work that we think people (such as your fine self) would actually be interested in hearing, taking in and living with in some capacity. That is really all we want to do right now, and we want to make sure we do that right. Frankly it is about time… time we do something new. Hopefully something that can spark a pleasant tickling sensation of startling surprise and amiable familiarity all at the same time….  If you live in Copenhagen you can catch fragments of what that may or may not entail this friday (which has become tomorrow as i am writing this) – more about that in our native tongue:

Lige en påmindelse om at vi spiller på Rust i København på fredag med Akiri, Naderi og The Minor Collective. Dørene åbner kl. 20.00 og første band går på 20.30 så kom tidligt! Det koster 60 kr. i døren men så får du også adgang til Rust på en drønhed friday night out med fire bands på plakaten og masterfaderen solidt plantet i det røde felt. Som sagt så bliver det vores sidste koncert i hovedstaden i et stykke tid da vi gerne vil have noget nyt at tage med inden vi vender tilbage, og derfor skal den heller ikke have for lidt. Her er eventet på Facebook.
Vi glæder os meget til at spille og håber på at se så mange som overhovedet muligt! Sidst vi spillede på Rust gik headlineren videre til at vinde det danske melodi grand prix så ALT kan tydeligvis ske… ALT…

Kyzzz/Sincerely,
Kasper

Winter hymns for summer release?

Hi everyone,

So, here’s some news other than the usual gigging reports (although that is also important, like the fact that we are playing this friday in copenhagen, anyway, there’s more on that for the danes down the page).

Our song ‘A Lack of Concentration‘ off Acquaintances was recently featured in this short viral video for the Danish Red Cross Youth. It is basically a reminder of the importance of sharing your problems, thoughts or whatever it is that might be weighing you down with someone. The message is pretty universal and might be obvious to some of you, but i think it is important to be reminded of how crucial something simple like talking to someone else can be once in a while. They have a handy website that deals with all that. Our good friends over at Stik I Rend Film put the film together, and we are very grateful to be able to soundtrack a good cause and a great idea:

Check it out! Oh and by the way, should there be any doubt at all, that last entry posted on here was nothing other than the worst april’s fools joke ever. Oh brother, that should have come with one of those :-S smileys amirite? Well, just to be clear, neither of us have ever worked in toll booths, we can’t afford Valrhona chocolate and we have no stance on the appropriate amount of time spent by women in kitchens whatsoever. But we do however have a couple of songs that we fully intend to record somewhere in the not so distant future. Our good friend Jesper Lundager also just delivered his remix of ‘Seasick’ which we are really excited about. More on that later…

For the danes:

Husk at vi spiller på fredag på Studenterhuset i København med Pink Marines og KnivFisk! Dørene åbner kl. 21.00, der er koncertstart kl. 22.00 og entréen koster 50 kr. (30 kr. for medlemmer) -[Studenterhusets hjemmesideFacebook RSVP]

Vi håber på at se så mange som muligt!

Sincerely,

Kasper

Announcement: New EP coming soon

Hi everyone,

Spring ’tis the season for change and seeing as its been almost a year since we released Acquaintances, we feel like its time to do something new. Something good:
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Reminder: Kommende forårskoncerter

For the danes:

Hej allesammen!
Foråret er nået til København og de seneste par dage har de træge gamle cykelture gennem byen været som at opdage byen på ny… det varer tilsyneladende ikke for evigt så nyd det mens du kan (… før det forsvinder, for at vende tilbage igen, for at forsvinde… og så er det vel sommer?)

Her bare lige en reminder om at vi spiller i Bygningen i Vejle på fredag med Flod, så er du i nærheden ville vi som altid sætte stor pris på at du kiggede forbi. Der kommer til at være nyt materiale på setlisten, gæster på scenen og højt humør! Vi glæder os rigtigt meget til at spille: Det koster 100 kr. i døren og dørene åbner kl. 20 – Her er koncertens Facebook Eventside.

Udover det kan man fange os på Studenterhuset, København d. 15 April med Pink Marines og Knivfisk.

Ellers kan man som altid fange os på Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Youtube og streame vores musik og købe vores smukke album ‘Acquaintances’ på CD og download på Bandcamp.

Kærlige T=T hilsner,
– Kasper

The “spring almost in da buildin'” T=T March Digest – (Mo’ Gigs, Mo’ Madness Edition)

I don’t know if you have noticed but we aren’t exactly a band made up of Georg Philipp Telemanns, Paul McCartneys or Robert Pollards or any such awesome prolificness. Tetris = Therapy songs take their sweet time, kind of like a certain brand of cheese that danish dairy monopolists have spent what must be ridiculous sums of money by now on promoting for at least two lifetimes or something… we get it, you don’t just make a Riberhus cheese in a week. Geez, get some sleep Arla.
Anyway, more and more songs are nearing a stage where we feel comfortable performing them live, and there seems to be somewhat of a new direction they are taking us… what kind of release this will amount to (be it the aforementioned EP or god knows what), well, we will probably have to see about that.

The last couple of gigs have been great, we have been able to play varied sets to varied audiences and generally we feel like we have been lucky to be able to just test out new stuff and different setups. Certain new songs really work… i can tell you this much, we are getting a better feeling of where we can take this thing with every gig. The shows have been pretty high energy, fun affairs too. If you don’t believe us check out this outrageous picture of Kasper, just brimming with enthusiasm and raw, ecstatic, sweaty energy, from our last gig at Catching Paper Planes presents in Copenhagen:

TOO MUCH HOT ROCK ACTION!

Notice the tilting keyboard stand, slowly threatening to abruptly end the concert in a hot mess of cables and destruction! SO EXCITING THAT WAS!

Man! Not sure how the audience refrained from storming the stage and joining the dance party, but what do i know… Luckily there are two opportunties to do so on the table atm, if you should be so inclined: One for the jutlanders and one for the big city dawgs:

On March 25th we will return to Bygningen Vejle, the venue where we played our very first gig, right in the middle of the neck of the woods where we all grew up! The excellent post-rock band Flod will join us and we hear that another band is TBA. We are very excited about this and hope to see many familiar, as well as new faces on the evening. Tickets (80 in presale, 1oo at the door) will be available here and of course at the door. The doors open at 20:00!

On April 15th we will play a show with Pink Marines and KnivFisk at Studenterhuset. This should be a pretty high energy show considering the lineup. Tickets are 50 kr. at the door and the show starts at 21 hours!

Hope to see you out there, and if you do show up please come and say hello!

T=T love,
– Kasper

Gigging around Copenhagen

Oh hi,

So the Black Eyed Peas at the Superbowl was pretty much the craziest thing ever! I did not know what the hell that was… honestly it was pretty frightening (is Will.I.Am a robot? Like for real? He could be, right?). Now, I probably did not pay enough attention when i was taught the old testament in school, but I am pretty sure that when Slash rises from the ground and Usher falls from the sky it’s a pretty clear sign that 2012 is definitely going to happen. This is it. The end. Judgement day.

Let’s switch to another topic shall we. So, we’ve been really fortunate to be able to book a fair amount of gigs in Copenhagen lately, and the latest mark in the calender is the brilliant management and booking agency Catching Paper Planes’ first “Presents” show, where we will be showcased for a couple of people in the business and the audience can write notes on how they really feel about us (“no more Journey covers… ever”). It’s very exciting, and we are very grateful for the opportunity, also this kind of only really relates to the danes so i’m gonna switch to my native tongue:

Husk at vi spiller et lidt anderledes set med Christoffer Meng Sørensen på keys og sax i Trinitatis Natkirke til deres Valentins Dag’s gudstjeneste på mandag kl. 20! Udover os kan man opleve Penny Police og Akiri, og det tegner til at blive en rigtigt smuk aften i kærlighedens tegn.
Og som sagt har vi fornøjelsen at skulle spille et set til Catching Paper Planes Presents #1 d. 25 februar, hvor der bliver mulighed for at give os feedback, og selvfølgelig bare opleve vores trio i dens rette element. Vi glæder os meget!

Mvh
Kasper

Tetris = Therapy’s big, fat, greek New Year’s post!

Congratulations,

If you are reading this it means you have reached the year 2011 without succumbing to the overpowering urge to throw yourself under a bus. Unfortunately you have also reached the month of January, which is coincidentally the worst month you are likely to encounter all year. There’s no money left, no time to get things done, not a shred of warmth to be found anywhere in this cold, grey, urban jungle you call a home… You are beginning to realize, as you glance at your reflection in the muddy ice beneath your feet, that you can no longer tell yourself apart from the homeless ghosts roaming the desolate streets on the brink of starvation. You can no longer feel your hands, you just realized that you might never be able to truly love anyone, and your parents have just told you that you were adopted and they that were always dissapointed in you. This was your New Year’s Eve:

Aw shucks

But enough of all that depressing jibber-jabber, cuz 2011 is all about opportunities and new horizons! And stuff! I guess what I’m trying to say is this:

Tetris = Therapy wants to wish you all a happy new year!

Here’s the thing y’all, 2010 has been a great year and we are very grateful for all the attention we have received over the last 12 months, despite minimum gigging and a whole lot of shameless self-promotion. Apparently we have done something right and boy, does that feel good. Therefore we would like to take the time to show some T=T love for the things that got us psyched in 2010. You see, we realize how frustrating it can be at this time, as we all drag our frozen bodies slowly towards the edge of the month of January through the hellish pandemonium that is winter traffic and january sales, to look back at the year that has gone past without feeling like you are forgetting something important. Something good.

So what was good in 2010? Continue reading

T=T featured on Dave Allen’s Pampelmoose

Back in 2007, ex- Gang of Four bassist and music industry legend Dave Allen, was one of the first to pick up on our existence and spread the T=T word, when he found our track Foofaraw, god knows where, on the big ole’ interweb. Apparently he still remembers us, because he allowed the wonderful Michelle Anderson (of http://www.themiracleinjuly.com) to put in a word about us and our self-released debut-album on the amazing Pampelmoose blog.

It’s a good read, and all-round very flattering: “Sweet Scandinavian Sound: Tetris = Therapy is your new favourite band”

To celebrate the kind words I found this:
It is a picture of one of the few idols my dad and I share, the forever-young pop songsmith and perpetual lady’s man, Burt Bacharach doing what he does best…

Get bacharachin'

Hi sweetheart, what's that discreetly peeking out of your purse? The new Tetris = Therapy CD you say? Not too shabby my dear. I have a bottle of champagne back at my house that would go great with those smooth Scandinavian tunes...

You said it Burt! Cheers!

– Kasper

‘Acquaintances’ now available on CD

Terrible photography ftw

Great job!

Well, it’s finally here! You guessed it folks,

It’s the holdable, touchable, christmas-gift-giveable limited edition glossy, shiny eco-wallet CD version of our album ‘Acquaintances‘, in all it’s square glory! Just in time for the holidays…
The packaging was designed by the wonderful Cecilie Meng Sørensen, and it comes in a plasticless 4-sided gatefold “wallet”, so you can buy our music knowing that you are doing the environment a tiny favour (no reason for anymore baby panda blood on them hands than you need, right?). Furthermore this first edition is limited to a run of only 150, so get ’em while they’re hot, as this guy would say.
Oh, and did I mention that some of these COMES WITH SURPRISES!?!? That’s right. A few of these cd’s will contain a surprise or two. It could be a hidden bonus track. It could be a picture of Rune’s junk (covered in pants). It could be a piece of gum. It could be the login information for Jeppe’s facebook. It could be a haiku. It could just be an ordinary CD. You just don’t know. Consider your purchase as a lottery ticket.

The CD is currently available at our shows and online in our Bandcamp store.

I have to mention that we are really grateful for the support and we realize that people have been requesting a physical version of our music for some time now, and although it did take way too long for us to just get it done, we are very happy with the result now that it is here. It looks great and we hope you find it was worth the wait!

For the danes:

Hvis man er bosat i København kan man kontakte os, og så kan vi sagtens finde ud af noget med at enten Rune eller jeg lige kommer ud og slår en god gammeldags handel af. Derudover vil Jeppe, T=T ambassadør i Århus, også snart have en stak i hænderne, så kontakt ham hvis du er interesseret i at købe cd’en. Den koster 100 kr.

Du kan kontakte os på Facebook eller via tetristherapy@gmail.com

Har du allerede købt albummet som download, kan du også bare kontakte os og så finder vi ud af en rabat.

Udover det skal det nævnes at vi spiller, alle tre mand, på RUST i København den 13. januar, og på valentines dag i Trinitatis Natkirken d. 14. Februar.

Husk at nyde sneen, hvis det overhovedet er muligt,
– Kasper

Going viral

Guys,

According to Wikipedia (the ADD generation’s only true source of knowledge), a viral video is a “humorous” video, often starring unknown amateurs, made popular via internet sharing.
You might have noticed how the act of “going viral” has served bands such as OK Go very well recently and it is no secret that “going viral” is a goal that everyone should strive to achieve, elusive as it might be. If you are not sure whether or not you have “gone viral” recently, make sure to check if you have become extremely famous seemingly overnight for doing something seemingly arbitrary and/or/yet “unbelievable”, and posting it on Youtube. If this is the case, congrats, you have made it.
*sigh*
Trust me, I never expected that I would have to admit to this, but by these standards it appears that our music video for ‘Seasick‘ has failed miserably at “going viral”. To be fair, we probably should have studied viral videos a little closer, but here we are. To those of you who actually enjoyed our video (in vain, some might say), and who might not fully understand this concept, I am here to serve you with some statistics to illustrate where everything went wrong:

The ‘Seasick’ video was posted on the 6th of October and currently holds 1830 views on Youtube. “Well that sounds like a lot of people! Certainly a lot more people than i know” you might think, and you’d probably be right. Noone knows that many people. However, try and compare those numbers to this video of Justin Bieber riding a segway through a horde of screaming fangirls posted in late July – only a little more than two months before ‘Seasick’:

This video holds almost 1.6 million views. I am not going to do the math on this one because, honestly, math is for nerds and computers, but that would appear to be a hell of a lot more views than 1830, in only twice the time. Justin Bieber: 1, Tetris = Therapy: 0.

 

Seriously, don't fuck with the Bieb

So where do you go from there? I have decided, without consulting my bandmates, that the only way to tackle this defeat is to get right back up on that fickle, treacherous horse that is Youtube and try again. And if there is one thing the internet loves, it is compilations of loveable rednecks getting into silly lawnmower accidents – but if there is another thing the internet loves even more it is kittens doing cute and crazy things in front of a camera. So here goes nothing…

Also this is all just a plot to promote our CD which is available tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Kasper