May 29: Euro tour 2012.
Finally! Some new dates in Holland, Belgium and Germany!
12-06-07 Dordecht, Dolhuis, NL. (dolhuis.com)
12-06-08 Alphen aan den Rijn, Het Kasteel, NL. (hetkasteel.nl)
12-06-11 Gent, Cafe Video, BE. (cafevideo.be)
12-06-12 Oberhausen, Druckluft, DE. (drucklufthaus.de)
12-06-13 Berlin, Kaffee Burger, DE. (kaffeeburger.de)
12-06-15 Düsseldorf, Pretty Vacant, DE. (pretty-vacant.de)
Nov 24: Inactivity.
We haven’t been that active updating this site for a while when recording. We’re more active on our Facebook page.
Aug 10: September Germany tour dates supporting Dear Reader.
Good news: Here are som dates in Germany. We are supporting Dear Reader (and also playing in her band). It’s going to be the just the two of us and the songs. We would be really happy to see you there!
11-09-09 Bielefeld, Forum
11-09-10 Duisburg, Steinbruch
11-09-11 Frankfurt, Brotfabrik 1
11-09-13 Marburg, KFZ
11-09-14 Münster, Gleis 22
11-09-15 Weinheim, Cafe Central
11-09-17 Dresden, Beatpol
11-09-18 München, Feierwerk
11-09-19 Freiburg, Jazzhaus
11-09-22 Osnabrück, Rosenhof
11-09-23 Bremen, Tower
11-09-26 Leipzig, Conne Island
11-09-27 Köln, Gebäude 9
Some more dates will be added.
Check out Dear Reader.
Apr 11: Another blog post.
Here is another blog post on our Facebook page. Dear Reader made us a visit.
Mar 29: We’ve started bloggin again.
If you’re interested in what’s going on with MB you can visit our Facebook page and read our notes. We’re recording new songs. Ourselves!
Nov 24: Get Pop Cycle directly from us!
Today we released Pop Cycle in Sweden! And now you can buy it directly from us. We know that some of you have had trouble ordering the CD from different stores, so now where happy to tell you that you can buy it directly from us instead. Freshly made Digipacks stored under our stairs! 10 Euro + shipping. Just go to our store.
Nov 18: Watch Marching Band live on Swedish television.
This Wednesday we performed Another Day and Feel Good About It live on Sweden’s biggest morning news show “Nyhetsmorgon”. You can watch the clip at TV4Play.se.
Nov 10: Pop Cycle Acoustic EP.
So we recorded this EP with five songs from Pop Cycle in a low key acoustic setting. Go check it out at iTunes. We had a lot of fun recording those songs by ourselves, and we hope that you can hear that as you listen to the EP…
Oct 20: Cougar Town acoustic song preview.
Today the acoustic version of It Is Hidden was featured in Cougar Town (episode 29) during the last three minutes of the episode. “Pop Cycle Naked”, a five song EP together with a new video of It Will Never Slip will be released on iTunes in November!
Also, we’re releasing Pop Cycle ourselves in Sweden on November 24!
June 15: iTunes Indie Spotlight: Alternative – June 2010 podcast!
Hey everyone! We’re included in iTunes Indie Spotlight: Alternative – June 2010 podcast! Check it out, we’ve heard it’s a big deal. And the other bands on it are some of our favourites; Ratatat, The National, Broken Social Scene. What an honor! / Jacob and Erik
May 18: Pop Cycle is released physically today!
Today Pop Cycle is released physically in the US! We celebrated this drinking some beer in the luke warm evening on our balcony. What did you do?
Get it at Insound.com!
May 17: Free listening party at AOL Spinner this week!
This week you can listen to our record for free streaming at AOL Spinner!
May 11: Pop Cycle is released digitally today!
Today Pop Cycle has been pre-released in the digital format! Go to iTunes or Emusic to get it! In weeks time it will be available in plastic at a store near you…
April 21: New songs added on our myspace page!
Now you can hear our songs Another Day, and It Will Never Slip on our MySpace page! Spread the word… We need the song count on the new songs to catch up with the old songs! =)
April 20: Another Day video!
Here is the video for Another Day, the first single of POP CYCLE!
We recorded it ourselves during two weeks in February. It’s the first video any of us have ever made, so we’re pretty proud… Thanks to Samuel, Andreas, Sofie, Frida, Benjamin and Errol who helped us alot!
Mar 19: POP CYCLE preview video!
Here it is! A PREVIEW of The 11 songs on our new album POP CYCLE that will be out on May 18 in the US! This video is a preview of the 11 songs on POP CYCLE and shows how the artwork for POP CYCLE was created. You will hear 20 sec. snippets of all the songs on our upcoming album POP CYCLE. Enjoy! Erik and Jacob
Feb 22: Win Zombieland DVD! (Only for Swedes.)
I dagarna släpptes Zombieland på DVD i Sverige som vår låt Feel Good About It är med i. Det firar vi med en tävling!
Bjud in minst 10 nya fans till vår facebook-sida
så är du med i utlottningen av Zombieland DVD:er!
Maila ditt namn, adress och namnen på de 10 vänner som du bjudit in till vår sida så har du chansen. Maila till firstname.lastname@example.org
/Jacob och Erik
Feb 22: Pop Cycle.
The name of our new album is Pop Cycle. It will be released late this spring. It’s great.
Dec 8: Groove review.
One of the leading Swedish music magazines, Groove, gave us a 4/5 review saying “their songs stand out as some of the most beautiful tunes you can listen to today”.
Dec 8: Scrubs and iTunes.
Hello! On Tuesday the 15th of December we’ll have a song in the new scrubs episode. watch out for it if your in the US. it’s a weird feeling considering all the early afternoons one’s been spending watching reruns of the show…
And if you’re in the US you should also check out iTunes that same week as Spark Large will be featured on the front page. hopefully that will lead to some new friends of us.
But maybe most exciting; we finished mixing the first song of the new album! it sounded so good too our record label boss that he started weeping. =) let’s hope he keeps doing that during the next week when we finish the rest of the songs.
Oct 30: Swedish release, P3 and Jari Haapalainen.
Spark Large was released in Sweden on October 26 and you swedes can get it at CDON or Kulturbutiken.
Finally we’ll be getting some play on swedish radio station P3 in november as we’re band of the month at P3-lab, and will be on rotation on their E-list. Fun!
And even more exciting: We’re recording our second record this winter with producer Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, Ed Harcourt, The Concretes, Frida Hyvönen, Bear Quartet, Nicolai Dunger etc. etc). We hope you’re as excited as we are about the next record!
Sept 28: Spotify! Zombieland! New record!
We’re glad to announce that you can listen to Spark Large on Spotify. That’s good news for everyone in England and Sweden for example, who can hear the full record online from now on.
Also we’re happy to reveal that we have a song in the upcoming blockbuster Zombieland that hits theaters in October. Metallica, Lou Reed, Jack White and Paul Anka are some other more or less well known artist on the soundtrack.
And finally, for everyone who’s wondering what we’re up to and why the hell we haven’t posted any news or blogs for the last couple of months: we’re hitting the studio to record our next record this autum/winter, to be released next spring. Right now we’ve sent 31 songs to our producer to concider. It needs to boil down to around 10. Hopefully some of them are pretty good.
July 7: Stockholm gig @ Trädgården.
So we have a gig on friday in Stockholm! Everyone’s invited to the premiere night of Trädgården. It’s a popular club so be there in time…
May 19: New store! Buy T-Shirts!
Jacob’s lovely brother has added a new page to this site, a store! Now you can buy MB T-Shirts from all over the world! Just go to “store” in the menu and click on the pay-pal buttons to order. It’s really easy, try it today!
May 18: Back from touring…
So we came back from touring northern Europe a while ago, and it was a great experience for us. Thanks to everyone who showed up! We felt your support from Oslo in the north to Leipzig in the south. We will be back soon. Hopefully at the end of the summer! Check out MySpace for some pictures and more blogs.
Mar 3: Scandinavia tour supporting Loney Dear.
We’re most excited to announce our Scandinavia tour where we’re supporting our friend Loney Dear. Our friends and families will come, will you?
Mar 2: Germany, Holland and Austria tour.
We’re confirmed for a tour in Germany, Holland and Austria with Wildbirds and Peacedrums and Hjaltalin. Our great german label Haldern Pop is promoting their festival, and we’re providing the show… Also, we put up some new pictures for you to rest your eyes on.
Feb 12: Japan release is going well.
Here you can find a picture of our record in store in Japan. It’s brilliant. And supposedly we’re selling some album too. Might see you in the Far East soon…
Feb 3: EP coming… SXSW and gigs in northern Sweden!
Hello. We’re currently working on a new EP to be released in the US this spring. It has some new songs and some reworked songs from our older records. Stay put and we’ll get you more info shortly…
Also, on Friday we’re playing in Borlänge and on Saturday in Sundsvall. Please come. The people in Sundsvall really likes us, so we want to give them a good crowd! And for those who can’t come to Sundsvall, go to SXSW, we’re coming! That’s really exciting!
Dec 2: London and Stockholm Gigs!
Things are moving a little bit… We’re playing in London Jan 8th at the The Luminaire with the Clientele… And a gig in Stockholm as well at Fritz Corner/Debaser Slussen, Sthlm with Jonathan Johansson. We’re very excited!
Dec 2: Eurosonic.
We’re confirmed for the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen Jan 15. Exciting!
Dec 1: How I Met Your Mother
Our song Gorgeous Behavior opened up the 9th episode of How I Met Your Mother. It actually fit quite well with the scene. Watch it here if your in the US.
October 24: CMJ and Spaceland residency
Tomorrow were playing the CMJ festival in NY. Fat Baby 9pm. And in November we’re playing every monday, starting the 3rd, at Spaceland at 10 pm, and it’s free! Come every time.
Sep 27: Nick and Nora exclusive!
We have a new, exclusive song on the soundtrack to “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” called Trust Your Stomach.
Sep 16: Buy our album on itunes!
You can buy our album as seen on 90210 featuring the song “Feel Good About It” on Itunes today!
September 11: LA…
Hello everyone. We’re currently in LA playing some shows, meeting some people and preparing a tour. We performed at KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and you can watch that on video on our MySpace! See you on tour in the US this fall (TBA).
August 21: More Gigs!
We’ve been booked as the supporting act for Adam Green of Moldy Peaches on his Swedish dates! Malmö 31/8 and Sthlm 2/9. See you there. Our video was also featured on the front page of myspace-sweden today.
August 5: Music video!
You can watch our brand new music video for Make Up Artist on myspace!
Thanks Johan Holmberg (filming) and CJ Meston (editing) for doing a great job!
August 3: Update…
The release for “Spark Large” is on Tuesday the 5th of August. Pre-order it now on Insound.com.
This week we’ve debuted on the CMJ radio charts at 68 with more than 40 stations now charting spins.
We’re also excited about our inclusion in Sony Picture Film “Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist” starring Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad). Our original composition “Trust Your Stomach” will be featured on the soundtrack alongside Vampire Weekend, Band Of Horses, Modest Mouse, The National, Mark Mothersbaugh and more. It hits theaters on October 3rd.
July 30: Popaganda Gig!
We’re confirmed at the Popaganda Festival the 30th of August. Other acts include Shout Out Louds, Sebastian Tellier, Bob Hund etc. They say that we summarize two decades of Swedish indie.
July 15: Itunes Pre-release!
Our first full length on U&L Records has been pre-released on Itunes today! Go buy it! Includes three B-sides.
We are also featured on the US-store. See it for your self or click here.
June 26: Othermusic EP.
Our online EP has been released on digital.othermusic.com! Only 4.99 USD! Five great songs, including two B-sides that will not be on the Spark Large LP. They say: “Next big thing alert!”
Read a review by Hee-Haw.
May 25: New website.
Today Jonas, Jacob’s brother, finished the new website. Thank you Jonas! Contact him if you’re impressed: email@example.com
May 15: Pitchfork forcast.
Today we had our 15 sec. of Pitchfork fame. Check it out here.
April 22: Morning becomes ecclectic.
So, our new song Gorgeous Behavior was played on KCRW’s show Morning Becomes Ecclectic today. That is exciting!
We finished our upcoming record this Friday. It is produced by Adam Lasus. More info to come…
April 18: Record done.
We finished our upcoming record today! It is produced by Adam Lasus. More info to come…
October 15: Long time no update…
The summer was spent writing and demoing new songs for our upcoming album, which will be recorded and released properly sometime next year. We are very excited. More details to come.
(Ps. Jerry Seinfeld thought “Feel good about it” was too “indie” for his new film, though he liked it. Ds.)
March 15: We’ve got ourselves a publisher.
Urband & Lazar is now our publisher in the US. Please contact them for publisher inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you in the States.
March 13: Nice interview with a South African daily news paper.
Here you can read a nice interview with us in the Mail and Guardian newspaper from South Africa.
It says something about how well we were recieved by the South Africans…
March 6: 3 Video diaries from South Africa.
Now you can watch 3 video diaries at our Myspace site, or in the pictures section of this site. We’re all safe and sound.
16 February: Video diary from South Africa.
Now you can watch a video diary at our Myspace site! It has exotic animals, mystic boers and napoleon dynamite lookalikes in it.
30 January: Three new dates in Sweden.
We’re warming up for our SA tour with two gigs in Linköping. One this Friday (2nd) at Klubb Atmosfär and one next Saturday (10th) on Feber-festivalen at Elsas Hus.
If you wanna see the set we’re gonna do in SA, please come, and give us feedback… Also, we’ve got a gig planned at festival Skapa in Malmö 24th of March. But that’s far away. First we all go to see Arcade Fire at Cirkus!
21 January: South African tour.
Crazy as it may sound, but Marching Band is going on tour to South Africa!
Our friends in Harris Tweed have invited us to join them on a three weeks trip.
We’re playing in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria and some other places in the area. It’s goona be hot, nervous but exciting!
We’ve also started wrking on our fourth album, and if you want to hear some new stuff, come to Elsas Hus, Linköping, the 10th of Feb, because then we will have our dress rehearsal before the tour. See you in Africa!
20 November: Online EP release.
Today www.lostmusic.co.uk released a free downloadable EP with four of our songs. One of them is “Boys on Bikes” that hasn’t been availiable online before
and the other one is a brand new ambient remix of “Home Alone VI” by Oplen. Spread the word!
3 October: Gig.
Hi. Don’t miss our gig in Stockholm this Friday. It’s at Andreaskyrkan on Högbergsgatan 31 at 19.00. The great band Avion Blue wil be supporting us.
25 September: Lost Music.
In a short time we will publish an online EP at lostmusic.co.uk
which features an ambient remix of Home Alone IX by Oplen, who’s a good friend (and relative) of ours.
The song Boys on Bikes (Dead Line) is also included, and it’s all for free! The EP also includes some nice artwork by Erik.
Please spread the word!
We also want to thank everyone who came to listen to us on our tour in the south. (Thanks Stoffe and Rebecka for the nice breakfasts!) For everyone who missed it
we’ve added some pictures from the tour. Soon there will also be some live clips from the gig in Malmö.
17 August: The Pet Series.
Finally we’ve recieved the Pet Series CDs! You can order them from us at a cheaper price than
in stores. They cost 80 SEK (15 USD shipping included). Listen to a one minute clip of the exclusive track “Vote” in the music section.
Also, we got a really nice review at dagensskiva.com,
8 out of 10.
27 June: Summer.
Groove has finally reached the stores, and we got 5 out of 5 in local newspaper
The headline for the article is “On their way to success”, a prophecy we hope they get right… Right now
the band is spread out on different locations, though we’re working on a cover version of a song from a
childrens vinyl record Erik found back home. It might be released online sometime in the not too
distant future. We’ll see.
24 May: Groove.
We’re gonna be on the next Groove-CD that comes
with the newspaper to all subscribers. It will be possible to buy
the magazine with the CD in selected Pressbyrån stores.
We’ve also added som info about our records in the music section.
15 May: Reviews.
You can read some new reviews in the About
section (only in Swedish though).
12 May: New gig.
27 May we will play in the castle cafe at
Don’tforget our gig in örebro tomorrow (sat) 21.00 at Cafe Deed.
5 May: Marching band in the media.
Marching band can be heard on Swedish radio P3 Lab Sat
13/5 20.00. The song “Letters” will be played. Also, this week you can read about
us in the new edition of Trots Allt, a Swedish culture magazine.
12 April: New gigs added
örebro 13/5 and Frizon festival 10/8.