“Modern Drift” is a lot moodier than a lot of what you’ll hear on earlier Efterklang, but the orchestral and pop sensibilities found on those earlier releases, Parades and Tripper, remain steadfast. Efterklang is still very much in the business of creating some of the best experimental pop around. A consistent piano backing sets the stage, accompanied by monumental percussion and deep horns. Perhaps most surprising is the lack of multiple vocalists, which was instrumental in the greatness of songs like “Caravan” and “Cutting Ice To Snow”. Still, “Modern Drift” is a very worthy and viable first single off Efterklang’s new LP, Magic Chairs.
Magic Chairs is out now on 4AD.
Download: “Modern Drift” by Efterklang
We’ve teamed up with 4AD and Efterklang to offer you a sweet giveaway package. The loot: a test pressing and CD version of Efterklang’s new album Magic Chairs. The details? Follow @fensepost on Twitter and tweet this post with an RT @fensepost. We’ll mention it once or twice this week, so RT any or all of those tweets. We’ll make a selection over the weekend (20th or 21st).
Yes, the band is out at SXSW. And while I sit comfortably in my living room wishing I had sore feet from hours of standing and a belly full of Shiner Bock, I’m only a slight bit jealous of all y’all who are in Austin this week. Make sure to catch Efterklang as they hit the town:
03/18: Buffalo Billiards (201 E. 6th St.) 11PM
03/19: Danish Day Party/The Music Gym (815 E. 6th St.) 2PM
03/19: End of an Ear in-store (2209 S. 1st St.) 5PM
03/20: SUP Party/Docâ€™s Motorworks (1123 S. Congress Ave.) 6PM