After a successful Startnext crowdfunding campaign, the new GOLDEN APES album “KASBEK” will be released on 7th of June by Aenaos Records. “KASBEK” sets a new landmark in their 20th year of existence; yet the band still achieves to defy definition and slip away from the grid of specific genre characteristics.
"KASBEK" is the essence of GOLDEN APES’ last two years and at the same time an analysis of their history without sounding retrospective or backward-looking - quite the contrary. Songs like “Oblivion”, “Vento”, “Sleep” or the enchanting “Dust & Dew” (a duet with Canadian Shannon Hemmett, vocalist of bands Leathers and Actors) are acoustic derivatives that own everything that GOLDEN APES’ sound is made of, but remain unique in their own right: they are being further, more resolute, deeper, soaked with that unique aesthetic and subtle grandeur.
Anthemic, dark, elegiac, disturbing, and yet somehow soothing - "KASBEK" is a lot of things but mainly it’s a statement of a band which made itself a present and gifted us in the end.
Tour dates 2019
07.06. Leipzig (GER) – Wave Gotik Treffen
22.06. Hannover (GER) – Bruit de la Cave Festival
12.07. Tampere (FIN) - Lumous Festival
20.07. Nienborg (GER) – Moonlight Musiknacht
24.08. Berlin (GER) – Lido
13.09. Hamburg (GER)- MS-Stubnitz
28.11. Oberhausen (GER) – Kulttempel
30.11. Leipzig (GER) – Grey Days Festival
Emerald Park’s singer Tobias Borelius has invited us all to participate in a unique and unusual journey towards his inner world with his new project SILVERMANNEN. We will release SILVERMANNEN’s new album “Mitt i Bilden” on 7th of June, 2019.
From now on you can listen to the complete album stream for free!
If you would like to get a copy of the CD - which comes in a very nice digipak - use the possibility to pre-order the album at Bandcamp!
We just released “Öland”, the second single from the upcoming album "Mitt i Bilden" by Emerald Park singer Tobias Borelius’ solo project Silvermannen.
Silvermannen has begun his journey. He moves slowly through a beautiful and lonely soundscape with “Öland” marking the beginning of his story, one that began many years ago on a cold spring day.
“Morri”, the second song on the single, is inspired by Ennio Morricone and in its 2-minute time length it works as a time-machine for the story, bringing the listener back to the present.
The National Swedish Radio P3 played the previous single “Mr. Hyde” and referred to it as “groovy and weird”, in a positive way. “Öland” and “Morri” are the opposite - melancholic and uniform.
The download single is now available as a “name your price” download, as well as at iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and many more digital retailers.
The new video for the single is also available on YouTube.
On 19th of April we will release “Mr. Hyde”, the first single from the upcoming album "Mitt i Bilden" by Emerald Park singer Tobias Borelius’ solo project Silvermannen.
Tobias has been working with the producer Carl Granberg (Bob Hund, Tingsek, Danko Jones and many more). The last two years Carl has also been working with Råå, a drone project created by Magnus Svenningsson of Cardigans. This might not be heard on “Mr. Hyde” but most definitely on the upcoming album. “Mr. Hyde” has a more upbeat and joyful sound, which, combined with the dark, personal and violent lyrics. creates a somewhat frightening combination.
“Silvermannen moves slowly and silently through a harsh but beautiful soundscape where present and past do not exist. He listens and observes the surroundings, but does not bring anyone to justice. No super powers, no rock, no arch enemy, just a big heart”
As you might remember the debut album "Ghost River" of the Danish Dream Pop duo BlackieBlueBird was released end of last year and has since received fantastic reviews. After their first concerts the band decided to release a cover version of "Oh Susanna" written by Stephen Foster in 1847, which is considered to be the very first global "pop hit". It is a song well-known in numerous versions with varying lyrics that opted to eliminate the racially offensive language of the original.
BlackieBlueBird has recorded their own version, elevating "Oh Susanna" to the dreamy and feverish song it always deserved to be known as.