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.

SC @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
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.

Gardens & Villa

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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

Tomas Barfod DJ set feat. Nina K

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3/13 @ Barcelona (Friends of Friends) TBD
3/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 8:00 PM
3/15 @ Hype Hotel (ISO50 + No Fear of Pop) 1:00 PM

Woman’s Hour

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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

WATCH // Tomas Barfod Premieres New “Pulsing” Video, EP Out February 18th

Today we share Tomas Barfod‘s first music video for the track “Pulsing”. Directed by Cherise Payne (dir. videos for Sampha, Apache Beat), the video shows the intersection of teenage love and the local meat market over Barfod’s constantly building track featuring the vocals of collaborator Nina K.

On the video, director Cherise Payne says:

The first thing that struck me about Tomas’ track was that the melody and vocal were so beautiful but there was an underlying darkness in the bass and the beat. I wanted to explore this idea of beauty and darkness in the video by presenting a series of contrasts. The blood and gore of a meat market is contrasted with the passion and skill a butcher lends to their work, much like an artist working on a sculpture. The haze of a young couple exploring the city after a night out is contrasted with the the focus and bustle of a busy early morning market

Watch the video for “Pulsing” above or here on our YouTube.

If you missed it, we previously shared his track “Happy” featuring the vocals of Eddie Chacon (of Charles & Eddie). Listen to it above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube here.

Pre-order the new Happy EP Pulsing on iTunes now and get the self-titled single instantly here before it’s out February 18th.


Track listing:
Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
Tea Cup
Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon)
Value of Feint
Pulsing (JEZUS MILLION remix)

LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares New Track, “Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon), EP Out February 18th

Today, Tomas Barfod shares new track Happy featuring the vocals of Eddie Chacon (of Charles & Eddie). Listen to it above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube here.

On the song, Eddie wrote:


The lyrics to Happy came about differently than any song I have written before. One day while driving in Los Angeles with my wife we were talking about a person’s natural disposition. She labeled me an eternal optimist. I thought about that for a second before I replied that this world is hard on artists. In my 35 year music career starting in the late 70′s in San Francisco and leading up until now that I had seen so many of my great musician friends slip away due to aids, drugs, car accidents, suicide and even santaria but that I had decided I was gonna be happy. My wife was moved by this and insisted I make a song out of it.

I’ve attended many funerals in my life and I always think the same thing: Any day above ground is a good day.

If you missed it, we previously shared his track “Pulsing” featuring his long-time collaborator Nina K. and you can listen to it on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new EP Pulsing on iTunes now and get the self-titled single instantly here before it’s out February 18th.


Track listing:
Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
Tea Cup
Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon)
Value of Feint
Pulsing (JEZUS MILLION remix)

TOUR DATES
01/17/14 Groningen, NL – Eurosonic @ Simplon (onstage 8.45pm)

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Danish Producer Tomas Barfod Signs To Secretly Canadian, Shares New Single, “Pulsing”

We are extremely excited to welcome Danish multi-instrumentalist and dance producer Tomas Barfod to the Secretly Canadian family! Barfod’s 2012 release, Salton Sea was a critic and popular favorite luring Tomas to Los Angeles to grow his sound. Written and recorded on his laptop while on tour, Tomas shares new single “Pulsing” as a taste of what he has to offer next, teasing an album to be released on SC later this Spring.

Listen to Tomas work with long time collaborator Nina K. on “Pulsing” above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new EP Pulsing on iTunes now and get the self-titled single instantly here before it’s out February 18th.


Track listing:
Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
Tea Cup
Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon)
Value of Feint
Pulsing (JEZUS MILLION remix)

TOUR DATES
01/17/14 Groningen, NL – Eurosonic @ Simplon (onstage 8.45pm)

AUDIO

Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

TOUR DATES

11/07/14
Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves

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