TOMAS BARFOD

Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album back in 2012, a sophisticated mesh of electronics called Salton Sea. Lauded by the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Gorilla vs Bear, the acclaim took Barfod slightly by surprise but its success has paved the way for the follow-up, Love Me, an album that takes Barfod's spirit of adventurousness and raises the stakes. Utilising a supporting cast that includes a string and brass section, and musicians like Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple and long-term collaborator Nina K. on vocal duties, it's a multi-layered album that effortlessly pushes and pulls dance and electronic music into a myriad different shapes.

LISTEN // Barfod Releases Brand-New KANT Remix of “Busy Baby”, Pitchfork Advance Now Streaming New LP ‘Love Me’, Out June 10th




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.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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.”

TOUR DATES
[see all live dates/ticket links: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

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

LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares Beacon’s Remix of “Busy Baby”, New Album ‘Love Me’ Out June 10th

Tomas Barfod has shared Beacon‘s [Ghostly International] remix of latest single “Busy Baby”. Listen to the remix above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

On the remix Tomas writes:

“It’s always fun to get a remix back from somebody, it’s like unwrapping a present when you receive the link for the file, and wait for the music to download. Sometimes the remixer totally messes the original, other times it’s a new little peace of art. Beacon succeded to change the track completely yet keeping a lot of the elements from the original, which is a really hard task. I’m thrilled about their approach.”

Beacon adds:

“A bit about our process: We like to send mixed messages to our synths…confuse them in a way. We will have the pc tell them to do one thing and simultaneously the internal computer inside the synths do another. The results always tend to surprise us and take chords in interesting directions. But its also frustrating and unreliable. Multiple takes, fingers crossed hoping the synth does something special. that’s the treatment we gave Barfod’s chords. you hear it start our remix, notes we’ve chopped and wrangled, dancing between the L and R mix. When it came to the vocals, we decided to use Nina’s voice more as an instrument, floating around, landing every once in a while to check in.

Also today on Vice‘s site THUMP you can hear an exclusive mix Tomas made featuring his favorite house classics. Listen to the mix on their Soundcloud here.

TOUR DATES
[see all live dates/ticket links: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

June 7 – NatBar / Copenhagen / Denmark
June 8 – Field Day Festival / London / UK
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

LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares New Song “Busy Baby” feat. Nina K, New Album Love Me Out June 9th (10th in US)

Tomas Barfod just released a new song with Nina K and you can listen to it on SoundCloud or our YouTube channel here.

Tomas’s new album Love Me is out on June 9th (10th in US) via Secretly Canadian. The release continues the gorgeous production from Tomas that we already love plus some guest vocalists including fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina K.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

For more info on the release check back with the album announcement here.


TOUR DATES

05/03 Los Angeles, CABootleg Bar
05/03 | London, UK – Birthdays

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Tomas Barfod Announces New LP ‘Love Me’ Out June 9th (10th in US), Stream Mini-Mix Now

After the release of the stunning Pulsing EP last month and widely buzzed about SXSW performances this year, Tomas Barfod has announced a new album Love Me out on June 9th (10th in US) via Secretly Canadian. The release continues the silky and gorgeous production from Tomas that we already love plus some guest vocalists including fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina K.

For a preview of the new album, Tomas has shared a mini-mix featuring new music from the album and more. Listen to the above our on our Soundcloud here.

Also, in the UK and Denmark only Tomas has a special Record Store Day release of new single “True to You” featuring Gruff Rhys [Super Furry Animals] on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click more to see the new album’s artwork, track list, and tour dates for Tomas.
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AUDIO

Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

TOUR DATES

11/07/14
Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves

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