The Foreign Resort The American Dream & North American Tour
Moon Sounds Records (USA)Release: 14 October 2016
“This band is epic!” – The Big Takeover
“Takes the listener into “new frontiers” of electronic music infused with ’80s melodies and new wave punk” – Elmore Magazine
“The most effective new wave this side of the oughts” – Sounds Better With Reverb
“Post Punk par excellence” – DeepGround
“Captivating post-punk passion & 80s inspired new wave romanticism – fully charged with radiant guitars and intense vocals” – 50ThirdAnd3rd
The Foreign Resort will be reissuing CDs for ‘The American Dream’ EP via Texas-based label Moon Sounds Records and have announced dates for their upcoming North American tour. This will be their 11th tour on the continent and will also include 3 Canadian dates.
‘The American Dream’ consists of five songs with a simpler but more intense expression than ever heard before from the band. Following up their 2014 album ‘New Frontiers’, which was produced and mixed by John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins)and ranked among top albums of the year in many blogs and stations like WZBC and KDHX, the band first released ‘The American Dream’ in October 2015.
Led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Jakobsen, The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, combining the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography-era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines and Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming.
Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, they have also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB and Slowdive.
This tour is one of three made possible through a successful crowdfunding campaign, for which they ended up cooking Danish dinner and playing intimate shows in several American homes, which brought them even closer to the American people.
“That experience goes beyond anything we have done before and it’s so great when we felt that passion about our music and could share it with others. We have some amazing fans and we are so grateful for that,” says Mikkel Jakobsen.
The Foreign Resort are addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has rigorously played more than 350 shows across the United States and Europe. Highlights include performances at SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, the CMJ Music Marathon, and one of the world’s largest Goth festivals Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany.
“There’s gonna be some pretty intense drives between cities, but that’s another thing we like about touring. Experiencing countries from the road and, of course, from the many venues we play at. We can’t wait to come over,” says frontman Mikkel Jakobsen.
Listen to ‘The Foreign Resort’:
North American tour preview https://youtu.be/RJqsFgtalMM
This autumn, the band’s 2011 EP ‘The Foreign Resort’ finally gets a much-deserved vinyl re-issue though Moon Sounds Records thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign via PledgeMusic. This September-October visit to North America is the final tour in support of ‘The American Dream’, after which the band shall return to the studio to record a new full-length, set for release in 2017.
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