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.”
“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.
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
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.
For more info on the release check back with the album announcement here.
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.
Click more to see the new album’s artwork, track list, and tour dates for Tomas.
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Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K: 8:00 – 8:40
As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Secretly Canadian artists Gardens & Villa, Tomas Barfod, and Woman’s Hour. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.
Catch all three acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated info as SXSW approaches.
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3/12 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Jansport/Vice Party) 10pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Paste Party) 12:30pm
3/14 @ 2610 Rio Grande St (ReDefine Magazine party)
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group Party) 1am
3/15 @ Swan Dive (Lone Star Bash) 1:30pm
3/15 @ Cedar Street Courtyard (Filter Party) 4pm
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3/12 @ Palm Door [508 6th St.] 11:15 PM
3/13 @ Mohawk [Stereogum Party] 1:00 PM
3/13 @ Latitude 330 [British Music Embassy Showcase] 1:00 AM
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina [Under The Radar showcase] 12:45 PM
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly [Secretly Group Showcase] 11:00 PM
San Francisco, CA - Popscene at Rickshaw Stop w/ Cathedrals
Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Chicago, IL - Primary
Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves