We don't need to tell you how consistently brilliant releases by 4AD have been over the past few years, and indeed continue to be. Fortunately for us and you, they've decided to give some of this love back, reciprocated, with launching their 4AD Sessions. They did that with the fantastic Tune-Yards, which you can watch here.
Newly-signed (relatively) Danish maestros Efterklang have done similar, on the back of the release of their 8/10 rated Magic Chairs which is obviously well worth a listen.
Watch their 'I Was Playing Drums' from their 4AD Session below, or watch the whole thing here, with the following tracklisting:
- I Was Playing Drums
- Me, Me, Me the Brick House
- Modern Drift
Of the performance, the band said:
"We shot the videos in VEGA, our favourite venue in Copenhagen with a small room called Lille VEGA and a bigger called Store VEGA. We are on the floor of Store Vega in a circle (this is where all good bands play in Copenhagen - TV on the Radio, Bon Iver, The National and many other 4AD bands have played here recently).
"We will play live in the same room on April 17th when out tour swings by our hometown. VEGA is from the '60s and it is a protected and historical building. It is beautiful and the music they promote is also beautiful."
"We wanted to document our live band, and unlike the very popular intimate and acoustic sessions we do so often these days, we wanted to play live for full power. That's the concept - the session gives you Efterklang as we would perform live on a stage, not Efterklang performing live with an acoustic guitar and two spoons (although we also like that format)."
"We wanted to shoot without an audience and therefore the idea about the circle was very appealing. We could play for each other and together. Like in our rehearsal space, but much much better and in a more beautiful space!"