Hi everyone! We’re proud to release our new EP on Jan 15! Here is the press release of the EP. More info soon! /Jacob and Erik.
Marching Band is an indie-pop band based in Gothenburg, Sweden and Berlin, Germany, formed by Jacob Lind and Erik Sunbring. Their new EP, And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That, due January 15th, is a selection of songs from their upcoming full length album to be released later in 2013. The songs were written and recorded during a two year period when Jacob and Erik were moving away from Linköping, their student city and home for the last seven years. Moving closer to their respective girlfriends and further away from each other made them work even harder to perfect the ultimate follow up to their albums Spark Large and Pop Cycle.
Marching Band’s debut album Spark Large was recorded in sunny Los Angeles, CA with Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Yo La Tengo), and Pop Cycle was recorded during the two most miserable winter months of the year in Stockholm with legendary Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, Camera Obscura, The Concretes). The new recording was made over a much longer period of time. This was possible because Jacob and Erik recorded it completely on their own, working in their own studio. The ultimate result is a musically diverse record. The lyrics are more personal than ever, yet And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That still has the trademark Marching Band sound – intricate melodies and complex arrangements with an effortless, undeniable pop-feeling. And you’ve probably never heard anything like it…
In 2008, Jacob and Erik released Spark Large, their first full-length album on U & L Records. Upon hearing it Rolling Stone’s “Hype Monitor” wrote: “The Swedish duo crafts their own brand of pillowy pop, brightened with bands of psychedelia.” They quickly gained early radio support in Los Angeles when tracks from the debut surfaced on KCRW and INDIE 103.1. In the months to follow their music found fans at NPR where they were featured on “World Café,” “Second Stage” and “Song of the Day.” Marching Band was also featured in Billboard’s Underground Column and got the attention of one of the most discerning critics – Pitchfork. Allmusic Guide wrote about the “little rhythmic and moody pop nuggets” of 2010’s Pop Cycle: “Ultimately, as with all of Pop Cycle’s material, songs like the swirling, piano-driven opening cut “Another Day” and the sparkling “Uncomfortably Numb,” while melancholy and bittersweet in tone, still grab your ear as much as they break your heart.”
In addition, Marching Band has earned the attention of music supervisors for both film and TV. As a result their songs have been featured in Zombieland (Sony Pictures), Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Sony Pictures), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Scrubs (ABC), 90210 (CW), The Ex List (CBS), Jersey Shore (MTV) and Cougar Town (ABC).
Now Marching Band’s much-anticipated EP, And I’ve Never Seen Anything Like That, is set for a Jan 15 release on U & L Records. The new EP is a full sounding, ear tickling compilation of songs and sure to win them even more fans.
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