Today is a big day for Secretly Canadian and Tomas Barfod. For us, this is our 1000th blog post! We’re celebrating by jamming the new Beatport EP by Tomas Barfod, an exclusive remix EP of the song “Busy Baby” through Beatport featuring mixes from Oliver Nelson, KANT, Beacon, and a brand-new track by DJ Tennis. In addition, Stereogum has shared a live session of the track filmed at the only rooftop tennis court in Copenhagen alongside the lovely Nina K. Catch the video above or at Stereogum
If you haven’t caught his live show yet, Tomas has a few shows in Europe before heading to the US for a trio of dates in September.
After the release of the stunning Pulsing EP just a few months ago and widely buzzed about SXSW performances this year, Tomas Barfod‘s new album Love Me is out now worldwide via Secretly Canadian! You can listen to the whole album now via our Soundcloud including some guest vocalists such as fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina Kinert.
In celebration of the release watch the mesmerizing new video directed by Laerke Herthoni for the track “Busy Baby” featuring some interesting takes on the album’s cover art with Nina K above or on YouTube / Vevo.
Critics praise the new album:
“Love Me is a gorgeous album, through and through.”
- Exclaim | 8/10
“Barfod has crafted an album of highly engaging, emotionally resonant pop music that’s as creatively rewarding as it is accessible”
“The sound of romance in the Helvetica age”
- The Guardian
Click read more to stream the full album and see upcoming tour dates for Tomas.
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Love Me, the highly anticipated new album from Tomas Barfod will be out next week but you can stream the full record right now at Pitchfork Advance. Today you can also savor Danish deep house producer KANT‘s remix or Barfod’s “Busy Baby.” Watch the slow burn track turn into a a full on house celebration above or here on our Soundcloud / YouTube.
On the remix Tomas writes:
“I like the idea about selecting remixers that are connected to me, either in personal or in the music. I really needed a proper house mix for Busy Baby, and while I was thinking about which international artist I should pick, suddenly KANT posted one of his songs on Facebook, where we are ‘friends’. So I realized that I didn’t need to search the world, I could just look within my network. I think Kant did an world-class remix and besides it was a pleasure dealing with such a talented and easy producer…no managers or labels where needed this time – just a facebook-chat.”
June 21 – Best Kept Secret Festival / Netherlands
August 14 – Store Vega, Strom Festival / Copenhagen / Denmark (‘very special guest’ for SOHN)
August 23 – Razzamatazz / Barcelona / Spain
Nov 7 – Iceland Airwaves / Reykjavik / Iceland
Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
San Francisco, CA - Popscene at Rickshaw Stop w/ Cathedrals
Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Chicago, IL - Primary
Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves