Copenhagen’s experimental indie rock group Efterklang has announced the release a new full-length, Piramida, to be issued on the 4AD imprint on September 25th. Surrounding the album’s release, the group has already undertaken and has plans to continue a series of astounding events.
To accumulate sound samples for the new album, the band members visited “an abandoned Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, an Arctic island located just shy of the North Pole. Spitsbergen is home to more polar bears than people and also to the ghost town of Piramida, which was abandoned overnight in the 90s, and today stands as a slowly decaying ruin,” according to a press release from the band’s label. On their nine-day excursion there, they collected over 1,000 sounds to employ on Piramida. Below you can stream an incredible video teaser that the group has created for the album that showcases their time in Spitsbergen.
Additionally, the group will perform their first US show in two years, and the only one this year at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York on September 22nd. The set will incorporate the 19-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. Tickets and more information here.
Efterklang has several shows planned in Europe and the UK this fall, and a US tour will follow in 2013.