As if plucked from the days when anything “alternative” (I hate that term) and different was deemed “post-modern”, “She Is Lost” finds it’s way into the artistry that is #indie via the minds of The Foreign Resort in a beautiful aural tapestry of lush keys and sonically vibrant guitars supporting a soothing and soaring set of vocals. This is a gorgeous song to be heard, to say the least.
Check out The Foreign Resort as they start their tour next week (dates below).
About The Foreign Resort
Danish post-punk trio The Foreign Resort release their new single ‘She is Lost’ on April 19. This is the first song from the band’s next full length album, marking a return to the analogue sound of their ‘New Frontiers’ album, only this time the sound is more minimalistic and with plenty of electronics and spacious drums to create a dreamy yet upbeat soundscape full of contrast. The release is timed with a 10-day Canadian tour and a performance in Toronto at the prestigious Canadian Music Week.
For lead singer Mikkel B. Jakobsen ‘She is Lost’ is a very personal song about what he sarcastically refers to as “the summer of love”: “It was one of the worst summers in my life. I came out strong on the other side, but this song was written partly when things were looking very bad and I was not doing the right things to get to a better place and partly when I had realized it was not just me who was the problem. Hence the title ‘She is Lost’.”
The band has also contributed the track ‘Skyline/Decay’ to ‘Alternative F?acts: A Shoegaze Resistance Compilation’. Curated by DKFM Shoegaze Radio, this involves shoegaze and dream pop artists in opposition to tyranny, and in support of civil liberties and women’s health. All proceeds from this compilation shall be split evenly between American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.
The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.
Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, The Foreign Resort has also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and, most recently, Cold Cave. They’ve also toured the USA relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 400 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany and now also Canadian Music Week 2017.
The band’s latest release ‘The American Dream’ was dubbed “post punk par excellence” by Deep Ground, with Slug Magazine saying this is “an EP that possesses a singular fault: It is not long enough”. The Foreign Resort’s 2014 album “New Frontiers” ranked among the year’s top albums at radio stations like WZBC Boston and KDHX St. Louis as well as numerous European and American blogs. With several music videos to their credit, there is no video for the new single ‘She is Lost’ yet, motivating the band to crowdsource their new video.
Feature image by Tenna Poulsen.
“The most exciting band to come out of Denmark since The Raveonettes”
– Louder Than War
“Soundscapes with slightly shimmering shoegaze guitars accompanied by occasional edgy synth cascades and airy reverb infused vocals”
“Some really good, loud stuff here that nu gaze fans of M83 and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart should enjoy“
– Consequence of Sound
“This band is epic! Remnants of Killing Joke and Joy Division lay in their wake as they pick up random sonic body parts left by bands ranging from The White Lies to U2”
– The Big Takeover
“The most effective new wave this side of the oughts”
– Sounds Better With Reverb
“Takes the listener into “new frontiers” of electronic music infused with ’80s melodies and new wave punk”
– Elmore Magazine
Written, composed and performed by:
Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen, Morten Hansen, Henrik Fischlein
Produced & mixed by The Foreign Resort
Engineered by The Foreign Resort & Bo Karlsson
Recorded at White Dwarf Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mastered by Chris Cline
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
APRIL 20 Toronto – Nightowl Club (Canadian Music Week)
APRIL 21 Ottawa – Bar Robo with ONFIILM & The City Gates
APRIL 22 TBA
APRIL 23 Oshawa – The Atria with L’Autre Dame & Cyphier
APRIL 24 Peterborough – The Spill with Severed Feathers
APRIL 25 Montreal – Brasserie Beaubien with The City Gates & T R A C E S
APRIL 26 Guelph – Silence with Glass Apple Bonzai & Slutmother
APRIL 27 Windsor – Phog Lounge with Ethrelite & Foxhart Fishman
APRIL 28 London – The 488 Open Jam
APRIL 29 Sudbury – The Asylum
OTHER TOUR DATES
MAY 18 Aarhus, Denmark – Sway (with Dead Leaf Echo)
MAY 19 Odense, Denmark – Studenterhuset (with Dead Leaf Echo)
MAY 20 Copenhagen, Denmark – BB18 (with Dead Leaf Echo)
MAY 24 Leipzig, Germany – Bandhaus (with Dead Leaf Echo)
SEPT 26 Lübeck, Germany – Riders Cafe
SEPT 28 Sønderborg, Denmark – Black Spot
SEPT 29 Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell
SEPT 30 Prague, Czech Republic – TBC
NOV 3 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu (with She Past Away)
NOV 4 Lucerne, Switzerland – Sedel (with Rev Rev Rev)