February 3rd sees the release of Megaphonic Thrift’s latest album ‘Raising Flags’ – is support of the album release the band hits the road with gigs in the UK in early Feb and a string of dates in Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark throughout March.
The Megaphonic Thrift - Tune Your Mind: the first single from the upcoming album ‘Raising Flags’
The Megaphonic Thrift is a veritable indie-superband comprised of Richard Myklebust of Stereo21 and Young Dreams, Linn Frøkedal and Njål Clementsen of Low Frequency In Stereo and Fredrik Vogsborg of Casiokids and Young Dreams. The outfit excels in creating lasting and infectious melodies, drenching them in guitar noise, best described as noisepop with shoegaze elements. Their premier references are acts like Sonic Youth, Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices and My Bloody Valentine.
2011 saw the release of their debut album “Decay Decoy” on legendary ClubAC30 to rave reviews. Their profile has been upped as Band Of Horses and Dinosaur Jr have handpicked them for support shows, and Jay-Z featured them in his magazine “Life and Times”. Whilst touring Europe and North America they’ve written their second album Raising Flag which will be released in February
"..... they set up a perfectly tuneful song, then carefully unravel it strand by melodic strand-- all in about four minutes. The result is a surge of scribbly, dissonant guitars, propelled by a percussive bass line and drumbeat that punishes the hi-hat and cymbals."
-- Stephen M. Deusner, Pitchfork--
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