Published 31 March 2010 by BWL
Sweden's Wildbirds & Peacedrums return in May with Retina, the first of two vinyl only EPs. The second, Iris, will follow in June and both will be compiled as an album, entitled Rivers, to be released in August on CD and download.
The new songs were recorded and mixed during a week in Iceland at the end of January. The five tracks included on Retina were recorded by Mariam and Andreas and the 12-strong Schola Cantorum Reykjavík Chamber Choir (who also featured on Björk’s Medulla album). The EP features a stellar cast drawn from the Bedroom Community group, recorded by Australian émigré sound artist and engineer Ben Frost, mixed by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Camille, CocoRosie, Bonnie Prince Billy, etc) and with choral arrangements by Hildur Guðnadóttir (who has collaborated with Fever Ray, Throbbing Gristle and is a member of Múm).
We are offering a free download of 'Fight For Me' from Retina to subscribers to the the Leaf list, for a limited time. Find out more by signing up or logging in here.
You can also hear the new song on the band's myspace.
The release of Retina coincides with Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ previously announced European tour, backed by a 12-piece choir, including a live premiere at the Pavement-curated ATP and a London show at Bishopsgate Institute.
European Tour Dates:
Friday 14 May - ATP Festival, Minehead, UK
Saturday 15 May - Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK
Sunday 16 May - Café De La Danse, Paris, France
Monday 17 May - Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland
Wednesday 19 May - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
Thursday 20 May - Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 21 May - Blå, Oslo, Norway
Saturday 22 May - Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Sunday 23 May - venue tbc, Gothenburg, Sweden
A1. Bleed like there was no other flood
A2. Tiny holes in this world
A3. Under land and over sea
B1. Fight for me
B2. Peeling off the layers
- Polar Bear album reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Prize, tour & 6 Music mix
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm album stream
- Matthew Bourne at Leeds International Film Festival
- Melt Yourself Down - That's Life mixtape
- Jamie Cullum champions Polar Bear
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Keep Some Hope
- Polar Bear with Jin Jin - Cuckoo
- Polar Bear announce special one-off London show in October
- Jherek Bischoff - Kickstarter campaign
- Watch: Polar Bear live video
- 20th anniversary vinyl reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Music Prize 2014
- The Leaf Label's Office Radio
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums are back
Held On The Tips Of Fingers
Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Keep Some Hope
Cuckoo (with Jin Jin)
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