Friday, February 12, 2010

Sneak Attack: The Kissaway Trail

The Kissaway Trail will return to the States for the first time in 2 years this spring for a series of headlining club dates, performances at SXSW, and as main support for The Temper Trap on an extensive US jaunt. The Danish band return to America to debut songs from their new, highly anticipated release Sleep Mountain (Bella Union), produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Sigur Rós’ Jónsi). The Kissaway Trail will release their 12-track LP on April 20th, 2010.

Live, The Kissaway Trail’s music comes to life and the sheer power of all 5 members produces a wall of intricate and epic sounds. With all 5 band members sharing vocal duties, 4 on guitar and 2 on keys, the experience is truly memorable. The first single from the new album, “SDP,” has started picking up radio traction in England. Tastemaker stations like XFM and BBC 6 have already put the dramatic single in heavy rotation. The band recently released a new video for “SDP”, which premiered in the US on Filter.com. They said, “ ‘SDP’ consolidates the over 6-minute lead track from the band's forthcoming album SLEEP MOUNTAIN into about half its original length, without losing any of its impact.”


The Kissaway Trail was formed by members Søren Corneliussen (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) and Thomas Fagerlund (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) who share duty as front-men and key songwriters. The duo previously recorded as the band, Isles, and released an album in 2005. Later, the pair was joined by members, Daniel Skjoldmose Hansen (Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Hasse Mydtskov (Drums, Vocals) and Rune Pedersen (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Together, they recorded and released their debut self-titled album in 2007, which was received with deafening praise across the UK and Europe. A record that England’s The Independent called, “the debut album of the year.” Along with The Independents acclaim, the young band achieved 4-star reviews from top critics at The Guardian, Mojo and The Times, instating The Kissaway Trail’s musical promise. Sleep Mountain isn’t so much a reinvention for the Danish quintet, but a fabulous progression.

For an early taste of the band’s brilliance on stage, check out this live footage of The Kissaway Trail in Berlin.

The Kissaway Trail’s US TOUR DATES IN FULL:
* with The Temper Trap

3/14 Denton, TX @ Nx35 (Andy’s On The Square) w/ Midlake
3/18-3/20 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
3/23 Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity *
3/24 Chicago, IL @ The Metro *
3/26 Columbus, OH @ The Newport *
3/27 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
3/30 Toronto, CAN @ The Mod Club *
3/31 Montreal, CAN @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire *
4/1 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
4/2 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
4/3 Philadelphia, PA @Theater of Living Arts *
4/6 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
4/8 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
4/9 Atlanta, GA@ The Loft*
4/10 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
4/12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
4/13 Austin, TX @ Emo's *
4/15 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse *
4/19 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up *
4/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
4/22 San Francisco, CA @ Pop Scene

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