Posts Tagged ‘The Embassy’

New Justice single & first details of The Embassy’s next album

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After their design company in charge, Paris’ Surface to Air, put out the cover of upcoming Justice single “Civilization” on Friday, it was their record label Ed Banger, who just announced the single’s release for April 4. And of course it’s the first (true) foretaste from the French duo’s upcoming second album.


Also during last weekend Swedish boat pop act The Embassy told our staff, that they are indeed back in the studio recording their all-in-all third and first album for six years. This time their producer will be former TSOOL guitarist Björn Olsson, who already produced the band’s debut album Futile Crimes and partly Tacking, and not Studio’s Dan Lissivk, who was with them on last single “State ’08”. Following a five-song-longshort set in Berlin (including three new tunes), Fredrik Lindson and Torbjörn Håkansson furthermore revealed, that they almost split last year. If everything goes well now, the third Embassy-full-length will be out this fall via Service.

Weekend guide : Legends a.o.

07:29 PM

Once on top, always number one?! It’s surely not as easy but this weekend you just need to go out in Berlin, to see who’s still hot (even after decades) and who’s not.


There are many great concerts tonight and while we can’t really figure out, if it’s better to go to D.A.F. (photo) at K17, Fujiya & Miyagi at Lido or Holy Ghost! of DFA and Jamie Woon at the Berghain Kantine, we still recommend to end the night with David Ducaruge at Soju Bar.


Darwin Deez and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs play an early and hopefully in-time set at Astra, so you can go there without any hurry and then move on to see the Embassy live at the Backyard near Prinzenstraße (and yes, we have still two guest-list invites left for you) and then either stay to get guided through the night by some Swedish top DJs or take the short way back to Friedrichshain and the Wilde Renate, where the HATE magazine hosts a party for its new issue with Stefan Goldmann and Bar25’s Pilocka Krach along with many collegial music journalists such as Tobias Rapp, Heiko Zwirner or Walter W. Wacht

Alternatives are offered by Wrong Era at Kleinen Reise with a Bulgarian-Bavarian-Berlin disco night or by the Neighbourhood and Bonkers, who’ll through a huge night at Maria featuring Azzido Da Bass, Acidkids, Moullinex, Berlin Battery, Nhan Solo and more. Last but not least you can find all-night-long entertainment at the VIDEOSHOW at Galerie Torstraße 161: Fours hours of current video art (from 6pm on) are followed by an aftershow party with the likes of Kompakt’s Sebastien Bouchet.


We saw it coming: After Mr Sheen’s recent escapades Creathief, Beardear, Sophie, Heldenbrand and host Suz from the team consequently celebrate the Last Days of Charlie at Gitschinerstr. 22. And closing the circle of legends Horse Meat Disco have disco-house pioneers Faze Action as their guests at Tape.

Win : Awesome by Nature w. The Embassy

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Ten years ago, The Embassy musically moved the city Gothenburg from the Swedish coast to a small island somewhere in the Caribbean or Adriatic Sea almost on their own. “Hurt“, their debut-EP Sneaky Feelings‘ opener - back then released on Dolores Recordings -, re-defined Scandinavian pop. Their later label colleagues at Service, Studio, where at that time still jamming their guitars and Air France, Lake Heartbeat, Korallreven and Pacific! should arrive not until later. What followed were by now modern classics as “It Pays To Belong“, “Stage Persona” or “Lurking From A Distance”, which received its remix orders from the hands of Tensnake.

Recently the duo became a little quieter: Last album Tacking was released by Service in 2005, last single “State ’08 by France’ Asphalt Duchess in 2009. Here the band worked with Studio’s Dan Lissvik as producer, who also joined Embassy-singer Fredrik Lindson in The Crêpes around that time. Now the latter and band-mate Torbjörn Håkansson are working on new material again and venture a trip to Berlin playing one of their very rare gigs on this Friday night in Berlin.

It should be a really intimate night-out, since the Backyard near Kreuzberg underground station Prinzenstraße is a rather small, just opened venue. And the rest of the Awesome by Nature party programme is also top-of-the-class: Stockholm’s Tony Senghore, who operates at quality addresses such as Sound Pellegrinoand Diplo’s Mad Decent, will make his Berlin debut and Lars Moston from Top Billin, Peoples Champion, The Harasser, Justlikesnow, Jon Lax and the Nordic by Nature DJs will make the German-US-American-Swedish club triangle go crazy all night as well.

Fortunately we can give away 1×2 guestlist invites among every comment, you Swedophiles leave us until tomorrow noon. As always the winner will be chosen random, so: Good luck!

The Embassy : It Pays To Belong

The Embassy : Lurking From A Distance (Tensnake Full Vocal Remix)

The Embassy : Hurt (Video)