Indians sign to 4AD, get to hang out on a baller privately-owned island and film videos

Indians sign to 4AD, get to hang out on a baller privately-owned island and film videos

My aunt once told me a story about my grandmother, raising six kids in the rural Midwest during the 1950s, and how she would sometimes bundle all of them up in snowsuits, shove them outside, and say “Go make snowmen!!” And then she’d lock the door. The 4AD Sessions are kinda like that. Except instead of snotty-nosed farm children, our heroes are a well-dressed band of young Danish men. And instead of snowsuits, they have guitars and synths and stuff. Also, they’re not making snowmen, they’re making exquisitely-crafted northwoods indie pop. Plus there’s a camera crew. And our story is not set in the upper Midwest, it’s set on a privately-owned island called Osea in Essex. So yeah, it’s basically nothing like my aunt’s story.

But my, aren’t these 4AD Sessions a sight to behold! They’re like a travel ad for Scandinavian sadness. Filmed entirely outdoors in one day, the session shows the band, coats fluttering picturesquely in the wind as sailboats float serenely by, following the band’s day through songs recorded after high tide, late at night, and in the wee early hours of the morning. So who are these aforementioned natty Danes? Well, they’re called Indians, and they’re fronted by Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul. They’ve only been playing shows since February, but they self-released a debut single in April, and since then have been playing shows with heavy hitters like Beirut, Bear in Heaven, Lower Dens, Retribution Gospel Choir, Savages, and Weird Dreams. And then they fell into the loving arms of 4AD, who signed Indians instantly. The Indians installment of the 4AD Sessions marks the beginning of this beeee-yoo-ti-ful relationship. The debut album for Indians is expected in early 2013. Until then, the band is playing shows with Dan Deacon and Glass Animals, and then hooking up with Other Lives for their American tour.

Dates:

09.19.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Ideal Bar
09.21.12 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
09.22.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Norway Exprt @ Reeperbahn
09.25.12 - Paris, France - Trabendo *
09.27.12 - London, UK - Sebright Arms #
10.19.12 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre $
10.20.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
10.22.12 - Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre $
10.23.12 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat $
10.25.12 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre $
10.26.12 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl $
10.27.12 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
10.29.12 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s $
10.30.12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall $
11.01.12 - Felton, CA - Don Quixote’s International Music $
11.02.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club $
11.03.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre $
11.04.12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah $
11.05.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom $
11.08.12 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall $
11.10.12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s $
11.12.12 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree $
11.13.12 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley $
11.15.12 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis $
11.16.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center $
11.17.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall $
11.19.12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme $
11.20.12 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge $
11.21.12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern $
11.23.12 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern $
11.24.12 - Montreal, QC - Le Cabaret du Mile End $
11.26.12 - Portland, OR - Space $
11.27.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise $
11.28.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
11.29.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg $
11.30.12 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel $
12.01.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s $
12.03.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox $
12.04.12 - Columbus, OH - The Basement $
12.07.12 - Chicago, IL - Schubas $
12.08.12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall $

* Dan Deacon
# Glass Animals
$ Other Lives

• Indians: http://4ad.com/artists/indians
• 4AD: http://4ad.com

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