19 April 2018
“Change is the only constant” (Heraclitus)
Razmig Tekeyan and change are the only constants when talking about THE SEARCH. Having released 6 EP’s since 1999 under the name ‘The Silverslut’, the band has recorded 9 albums from the time of its formation (2003).
While their early work was dominated by 80’s-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound, the 2012 album “Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized” showed the more pop-oriented side of their music for the first time. Major shifts in the line-up since 2012 lead to the first solo effort of the band’s creative mind with last year’s album “Echo”, a minimalistic low-fi recording focusing on composition and lyrics.
15 years after the first album, Razmig Tekeyan – the founder and now sole member of THE SEARCH - decided to record and release the retro-inspired album “A Wave from the Sidelines”; a love letter to the sound of the 80’s meant for people to listen to during a late night drive.
The guitars were put aside while big drums, over-the-top tom fills, and Juno synthesizers united for a challenging yet successful transformation of songs written on acoustic guitar into a “Wall of Sound” reminiscent of the 80’s. The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band’s own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).
“’A Wave from the Sidelines’ is my take on the Synth-Wave-genre. I hope people will enjoy listening to it as much as I loved making it.” (Razmig Tekeyan, 2018)
13 October 2017
Principe Valiente’s “Running Juveniles” music video is here: a pure celebration of youth and life.
The homonymous song is the third single to be released from the band’s most anticipated latest album “Oceans”. Shot around Östermalm in Stockholm, the video was filmed & edited by the Swedish filmmaker Andreas Hillerborg.
22 September 2017
One year after the release of “Songs about Losers”, the Swedish band The Search is back with ten new songs collected on the album “Echo”. This time the creative mind of the band Razmig Tekeyan brings the minimalistic sound to its top.
“Echo” is a low-fi recording where the recorded demo tracks ended up being the final songs on the album; all songs sound more natural, as if played at home under a warm candle light with a guitar. In this calm atmosphere the listener is able to focus on the compositions and lyrics waiting for the emotion-filled stories to unfold.
“Echo” is The Search’s most intimate and earthbound album thus far and increases the curiosity about what comes next.
The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band’s own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).
30 June 2017
Shortly after the release of their new album “Oceans” in May, the Swedish quartet offers now their debut EP from 2007 as a free download at their Bandcamp page. The EP contains 4 songs including the hit single “In My Arms”.
26 May 2017
The band was originally formed under the name “The Silverslut” in 1999 and they recorded 6 EPs before evolving into THE SEARCH in 2004. The group has since released 6 studio albums and has faced many changes in their line-up until it was eventually reduced to a trio shortly before the release of their record “Our Need for Solace” (2014).
Their new album “Songs about Losers” comprises 17 dark/dream pop tracks that remind us of The Smiths and many other British guitar bands of the 80s. Nevertheless, THE SEARCH’s minimalistic sound is modern and authentic, providing the perfect ambiance for their emotion-filled stories to unfold. Heart and soul of THE SEARCH is Razmig Tekeyan, a talented musician who once again proves his ability to embrace plenty of life’s experiences and blend them into his compositions and lyrics.
Their new album “Songs about Losers” was recorded and produced in the band’s own studio and mastered by Magnus Lindberg in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Songs about Losers” may not change the world as we know it but listen to it with an open mind and you may be surprised.