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Indians sign to 4AD

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In the past few months, Adriana and I posted a couple freebie tracks from a Copenhagen musician named Søren Løkke Juul, who records as “Indians.” Welp, 4AD digs ‘em, too, and just signed the band. To give you more in-depth introduction of Indians — and to finally see Søren with his full band play “Magic Kids,” “I am Haunted” and “New” — check out the above 4AD Session, which the label describes this way:

Filmed over the course of one day on Osea Island – a little-known, privately owned island in the estuary of the Blackwater in Essex – the starting point for the performance was embracing the challenge of playing, recording and filming outside, placing the music into a vast open space, under sky and near water.With the intention to capture the sense of air and atmosphere in the music, each track was recorded in a different location, moving the band and cameras in order to introduce a new element that reflected the change in song. This was further complimented by the shift in light: the session begins with ‘I Am Haunted’ filmed just after high tide in the early afternoon, is followed by ‘Magic Kids’ just as the sun had set, ending with ‘New’ filmed in the small hours of the morning. While still flecked with the surreal ambiance of Søren’s air-tight compositions, the full-band performance adds a foreboding sense of wonder that provides a fitting introduction into Indians’ very own natural world.

Indians will make their Columbus debut Dec. 4 at the Basement with Other Lives. Look for the band’s first full-length in early 2013.

MP3: Indians – “I Am Haunted”

MP3: I Am Haunted

A few months ago, we posted a track from Copenhagen-based Indians, the moniker of one seemingly singularly-named man, Soren. This second (self-recorded, released) single, “I Am Haunted” was described to his mailing list as “Every thing is possible, or maybe too late? A stream of haunted words is floating in a universe of hope…. This is a story about a man haunted by his own thoughts, and a message to the girl that left him…but does she get the message?”

Soft and forlorn, it’s a dreamy haze of a tune with some pleasant tones that does seem to be channeling some inner turmoil, love lost or the like.

Indians will be making his way stateside again this month to play a show in NYC at Glasslands on 7/26.

MP3: Indians – “Magic Kids”

MP3: Indians – Magic kids

Check out this track from a guy in Copenhagen named Soren who goes by the Google-unfriendly moniker Indians. It’s a bedroom project all recorded by Indians, who will self-release the “Magic Kids” 7-inch to the world in less than a month. Along with Sinkane’s funktastic “Runnin,'” this single is one of the most memorable I’ve heard this year, a song of loss awash in tributaries of synth that gradually become an ocean, then just as gradually drift away.

Indians’ first show was just a few weeks ago, and Soren likes to make videos for his songs, such as the affecting video for “New,” the B-side to “Magic Kids”:
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