After "Riot", the latest official output from 2012, the GOLDEN APES will release "The Langsyne Litanies" on October the 31st at last, for clearing the way for things to come.
Inspired by their acoustic tour earlier that year the band chose 5 personal favourites from their canon to reinterpret them while looking back and rearrange them while taking a step forward, deliver them from the chronological dust and restructure their tonal nucleus. By using mainly acoustic instruments, like classic guitars, percussions, a cello, flutes and even a tuba the process bore a soundscape wherein familiar sounds reflected in a new way, sloughed aurally and detached from any tense.
Including 3 brand-new tracks "The Langsyne Litanies" became more than the planned EP, but an album that mirrors the band's versatility and their many facets in an unusual and impressing way. "The Langsyne Litanies" will be available as an limited edition (restricted to 333 copies) only.
After the rock oriented "Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized" in 2012 the musical journey of The Search entailed touring their native country Sweden, performing in Germany and recording their seventh long player "Our Need for Solace". The Swedes, alongside the heart and soul of the band Razmig Tekeyan, have created a passage to their earlier works through a fusion of past and present.
"Our Need for Solace" comprises Dream Pop in a way similar to 80s melodic Wave- and Rock-classics and proves once again Razmig Tekeyan’s ability to include plenty of life experience into the compositions and lyrics. The album is the band's best effort to date with songs like the jangly "You Deserve More" and the danceable "Wake Up From Your Electronic Hallucinations" as well as the melancholic somberness of "Some Pick On The Weakest After Sensing Their Fears."
"Our Need for Solace" is available in all major download stores from 27th of June onwards. Fans of Wave and Indie Pop/Rock should definitely have a listen!
The Swedish post punk / shoegaze band PRINCIPE VALIENTE and their dark architect Fernando Honorato, mesmerized their listeners with their exceptional self-titled debut album in 2011, resulting in an extensive and successful tour throughout Europe. Having shared the stage with Peter Hook and The Light, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) and playing at the WGT Festival in Leipzig (Germany), the band started to prepare their second album "Choirs of Blessed Youth".
Last year part of their new work was unveiled with the singles "Take Me With You" and "She Never Returned", a collaboration with producer Niklas Björklund and star producer Ed Buller who was responsible for their mixing and mastering. The official videos of both singles were produced by Videomaskinen (Tony Ahola, Niklas Kärreskog).
With "Choirs of Blessed Youth" PRINCIPE VALIENTE have managed to make an irresistibly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started in their debut album. Resting in the shadowy arms of melancholy, their refined sound glistens with a coating of elegant darkness captivating the listener’s heart.
The pre-sale of "Choirs of Blessed Youth" starts on 16.05.2014 on iTunes as a download and on the band's Bandcamp page as CD edition. The album will officially be out on 06.06.2014.