New Slaraffenland – “I’m A Machine”

Here’s some murky, submerged pop from Copenhagen-based BTW Slaraffenland. It’s an interestingly underwater track from the quintet — the horns and breezy melody tug it from the undertow, letting it subtly hook you. “I’m A Machine” is the lead track from the band’s forthcoming five-song Sunshine EP — which also includes their OKX track, “Paranoid Android” — and it lets us know that thousands, maybe millions of eyes making contact: “I don’t know why, but they’re scared.” We’re not sure either, but great song. The EP’s not in stores yet, but you can grab it if you catch the guys on their “Danish Dynamite” tour with Efterklang, which starts tomorrow.


Slaraffenland – “I’m A Machine” (MP3)

We’re told the EP will first be available as a limited-edition CD-R, but will eventually show up as a CD with an additional track — an a-ha cover! “Take On Me.” We must hear this. More on that soon. Here are the dates, where you can grab the first edition. All are with Efterklang.

05/06 – Denver, CO @ Lorimer Lounge
05/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
05/10 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
05/11 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
05/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
05/13 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
05/15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
05/16 – Tucscon, AZ @ Plush
05/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
05/19 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
05/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
05/23 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 505
05/24 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
05/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Sanctuary
05/27 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
05/28 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
05/29 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears
05/30 – Montreal, Quebec @ Zoobizarre
05/31 – Toronto, Ontario @ El Mocambo
06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar