Susanne Sundfor

Late Show

Susanne Sundfor

For Every Story Untold

Mon, September 30, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Susanne Sundfor - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Susanne Sundfor
Susanne Sundfør continues the expansion of her musical universe with her new album, The Silicone Veil (2012), a follow-up to the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling The Brothel (2010), which spent 30 weeks in the Norwegian album charts and sold more than 40 000 copies.

Where The Brothel was seen to gravitate towards a dark, cold and closed musical expression, The Silicone Veil contains melodies that hint of warmth and fullness, bound in multifaceted and complex soundscapes. The album lyrics, however, point in a different direction: towards despondency and the loss of illusions, faith and hope. They explore our inability to understand the difficult times we find ourselves in and appreciate the consequences of the lives we are leading, rather than denying them. Thematically, The Silicone Veil centres on the blurred boundaries between one state of being and another, between life and death, between people, and between us and the Earth. As Sundfør summarises it: "Apocalypse, death, love and snow".

First single taken from the new album, "White Foxes", was immediately well-received by critics, bloggers and tweeting fans across the world by release. The track is in many ways a musical bridge and a natural extension of the soundscape from The Brothel. About the video, Susanne says: "The White Foxes video combines two worlds that are essential to my upcoming album, The Silicone Veil: The ancient world: forests, ruins, and the contemporary world: technology, silicone. And everything is covered in snow, just like in The Dead by James Joyce. We are all in capsules".

"White Foxes" was written for the Norwegian/Swedish film Verden venter, which opens in early 2013. Sundfør will also appear in the film, acting as herself.

All tracks on The Silicone Veil are written and composed by Susanne Sundfør, and arranged by Sundfør and Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist, The National Bank). The album was recorded in Pooka Studio and Kikitépe Tearoom Studio, produced by Sundfør and Horntveth and mixed in Duper Studio by Jørgen Træen (Kaizers Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Datarock). Musicians from Trondheimsolistene string orchestra appear on five of the album's ten tracks. Sundfør starts her tour in April 2012, playing concerts in Tromsø, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo, before continuing to Denmark, Sweden, Germany and France in May. During summer, Sundfør will also perform on various festivals, including the Øya Festival in Oslo in early August. For an up-to-date programme, please visit www.susannesundfor.com.

The Silicone Veil will be released in Norway on Monday 26 March 2012. The album will be released on CD, vinyl and a special limited edition containing CD, signed vinyl and vinyl frame.
For Every Story Untold - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
For Every Story Untold
For Every Story Untold was formed when Lauren Edman and Brian Caesar met in the winter of 2009 in Astoria, NY. A lifelong musician, Edman had previously written and played with several artists, making appearances on Sleepthief’s album The Dawnseeker and Delta-S’s Voyage to Isis. Caesar had previously been the bassist for As Tall As Lions, significantly helping in the writing and production of the band’s debut album Lafcadio. Since his departure from the group in 2004, he had only picked up his bass for a handful of shows with other artists, and he began refocusing on writing songs with supernatural elements in mind.

The first piece the two wrote together was "Hideout." The arrangement was derived from part of a score to a story that Caesar had written in years prior. Edman took this background music and came up with a haunting vocal accompaniment that gave the song new life. Caesar began to record other ideas that he had developed over the years including the lyrical ghost stories "Mistakes We’ve Made" and "When This Nightmare Ends Its Course." As the songs came closer to completion, sound by sound and layer by layer, Edman and Caesar found that each track had begun to establish its own identity. Each of the songs became a story that someone might tell around a campfire on a dark night.

After digitally releasing their debut EP, Hideout, in 2010, they decided to recreate the songs in a live environment. Bringing in Aaron Kelly on drums and later Dan Timmons on bass and Marco Talamo on keyboards, the swelling soundscapes and luscious layers of sweeping distorted orchestras that were recorded started to become something tangible. For Every Story Untold are currently playing a handful of intimate shows while putting the finishing touches on their first full length album, scheduled for a late 2013 release.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com