Promotion News / New Release – April 2017
THE FOREIGN RESORT – SHE IS LOST
Danish post-punk trio THE FOREIGN RESORT release their new single ‘She is Lost’ on April 19. This is the first song from the band’s next full length album, marking a return to the analogue sound of their ‘New Frontiers’ album, only this time the sound is more minimalistic and with plenty of electronics and spacious drums to create a dreamy yet upbeat soundscape full of contrast.
For lead singer Mikkel B. Jakobsen ‘She is Lost’ is a very personal song about what he sarcastically refers to as “the summer of love”: “It was one of the worst summers in my life. I came out strong on the other side, but this song was written partly when things were looking very bad. I was not doing the right things to get to a better place and partly when I had realized it was not just me who was the problem. Hence the title ‘She is Lost’.”
THE FOREIGN RESORT are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.
Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, THE FOREIGN RESORT has also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and, most recently, Cold Cave. They’ve also toured the USA relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 400 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany and Canadian Music Week 2017.
The band’s latest release ‘The American Dream’ was dubbed “post punk par excellence” by Deep Ground, with Slug Magazine saying this is “an EP that possesses a singular fault: It is not long enough”. THE FOREIGN RESORT’s 2014 album “New Frontiers” (produced by John Fryer) ranked among the year’s top albums at numerous European and American blogs. With several music videos to their credit, there is no video for the new single ‘She is Lost’ yet, motivating the band to crowdsource their new video.
THE FOREIGN RESORT – EU Live Dates:
18.05.17 DK-Aarhus, Sway (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
19.05.17 DK-Odense, Ungdomshuset (w/ Dead Leaf Echo & Zeroine)
20.05.17 DK-Copenhagen, KB18 (w/ Dead Leaf Echo & Echo People)
24.05.17 Leipzig, Bandhaus (w/ Dead Leaf Echo)
25.08.17 Regensburg, Alte Mälzerei (The Wave Festival)
26.08.17 Lübeck, Rider’s Cafe (Reveller Party)
28.09.17 DK-Sønderborg, Black Spot (w/ Agenda & The Boy That Got Away)
29.09.17 Köln, Blue Shell (w/ Golden Apes)
30.09.17 CZ-Praha, Underdogs (w/ Second Still & Decline)
20.10.17 DK-Copenhagen, Warehouse 9 (Sidereal Dreams Festival)
03.11.17 Berlin, Bi Nuu (w/ She Past Away & Golden Apes)
04.11.17 CH-Luzern, Sedel (w/ Gonjasufi & Rev Rev Rev)
25.11.17 DK-Copenhagen, Kulturstationen Vanløsen (w/ Late Night Venture)
30.11.17 NL-Hertogenbosch, Willem Twee Poppodium (w/ Always The Sun)
01.12.17 Bielefeld, Movie (Dark Autumn Festival w/ Schonwald & Hante)
02.12.17 Siegen, Vortex (w/ Vision Noisia & Spion Spion)
17.12.17 DK-Copenhagen, Loppen (Winter Wasteland Festival)