Dag för Dag is a brother/sister team of Americans-turned-Swedes releasing a new album in April entitled, Boo. Their single, "I Am The Assassin," fashions this restless and dreamy bass tone, snare couplets and plucked strings. The effect is intriguing enough that I've listened to the song now about three times, drawn to its minimalism and ghostliness. Listen to the song or watch the video.
Information on the band is below via Terrorbird Media.
Dag för Dag- I am the Assassin from Ted Malmros on Vimeo.
Via Terrorbird Media:
BROTHER-SISTER, AMERICAN-SWEDISH DUO DAG FÖR DAG ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE APRIL 26TH; SPOOKY, TEXTURED "I AM THE ASSASSIN" AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD, ACCOMPANYING VIDEO DIRECTED BY TED MALMROS OF SHOUT OUT LOUDS
DOWNLOAD: "I Am the Assassin" (mp3)
(from the Boo full length)
American-Swedish. Brother and sister. Nomadic wanderers. From Missoula, to Wisconsin, to Honolulu, to, finally, Stockholm. Having toured with Wolf Parade, Cursive, Lykke Li, Shout Out Louds, Handsome Furs, The Faint & The Kills, and with the acclaimed Shooting from the Shadows EP on Saddle Creek under their belts, Dag för Dag bring their sprawling mix of dirty guitars, layered textures, and anthemic guy/girl vocals via a full-length album. Boo is set for a April 26th release on Brooklyn's Ceremony Recordings. The band's name, Sweedish for "day by day," was originally taken from a language-learning tape the duo once stumbled across, the name has become an apt descriptor of their approach to music and life in general. The first single "I Am the Assassin" is available as a free download , along with an accompanying video directed by Ted Malmros of the Shout Out Louds.
Lacking pretension, lacking analysis, lacking comparisons of what others are up to, lacking concern for what’s now, nothing really stands between Sarah Snavely (electric guitar, keyboards, bass, violin, vocals) and brother Jacob (bass, electric guitar, percussion, vocals) and the ever bigger stage, the ever bigger listening audience. But as a band that lives for the live stage, they had to speak long and hard to the mixing desk, the producers, the microphone and the cavernous walls of dark studios on hot summer days: “please capture the spirit and energy and magic witnessed on stage.”
As so, with the help of Richard Swift (Secretly Canadian) in their native US and Johannes Berglund in their Swedish new land, the fury and the intensity along with the gentle pop approach Dag för Dag bring to the live stage translates with stunning clarity. With the addition of a new song, "Cry, Cry," Boo comes to North America for the first time on 12” vinyl, limited cds, and digital download.
"I Am the Assassin" video directed by Ted Malmros (click here)
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