SOPA Newsletter # 41 - February 1, 2012: Chain & John album & tour, videos, shows + more!

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Hi!

Welcome to the 41th SOPA newsletter! Read on for news about tours and new releases!


CONTENT:
SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN DANISH ALBUM RELEASE & TOUR
GIRLS LOVE RALLIE REVIEW, INTERVIEW & SHOW
NEW 9 EP & SILENT MOVIE SHOWS
AK HANSN LIVE WEB FEATURE
SOPA NIGHT # 8 BERLIN WEB FEATURE
NEW SOPA TRACKS AT SOUNDCLOUD
NEW ITEMS IN THE SHOP
FRIENDS HAVING FUN



SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN DANISH ALBUM RELEASE & TOUR
We are finally ready to release the second album by Sister Chain & Brother John. It's called "The Androgyne Show" and will be available on LP (first pressing limited to 500 copies) and digital download. We have made a website escially for the album: http://www.sopa.dk/theandrogyneshow .
To celebrate and to promote this great record we present "The Androgyne Tour" of Denmark in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg:

FRIDAY FEB 17:
Beta, Copenhagen (http://www.beta2300.dk)
with as of yet unnamed support act.
22.00 - Price 70 DKK
https://www.facebook.com/events/331783250187897
It's possible to buy tickets in advance for this event at http://beta.billetexpressen.dk/arrivalorder.php?eid=1516&aid=64&vid=10

SATURDAY FEB 18:
Stereo Studio (Koebmagergade), Copenhagen (small in-store show)
13.00 - Price free
http://www.stereostudio.dk

FRIDAY FEB 24:
HeadQuarters (next to Musikhuset), Aarhus (Official release concert). (http://www.facebook.com/HQAarhus)
with The Suicidal Bastards + Capt. Daydream (DJ)
21.00 - Price 50 DKK
http://www.facebook.com/events/170368153064483/

SATURDAY FEB 25:
Studenterhuset, Aalborg (http://www.studenterhuset.dk)
with Hellsongs + Leo Skaggmansson + Capt. Daydream (DJ)
21.00 - Price 60 DKK
http://www.facebook.com/events/107434042711274
 


GIRLS LOVE RALLIE REVIEW, INTERVIEW & SHOW
To anyone who has downloaded the album digital AND placed a pre-order for the cd... it's still in the proces of being made (coming very soon!). Last touches to the artwork is being made right now. Until then Rallie struts his stuff in the latest issue of the Gaffa magazine. Both an interview: http://www.e-pages.dk/gaffa/432/18 - and a 5-star review: http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/55762
And believe it or not, Rallie will be playing live! This happens at Poetry In Mono at Stengade in Copenhagen on April 20. Also playing are Starcrash and Hell Is In Hello.
More info here:http://www.stengade.dk/events/poetry-in-mono-6-girls-love-rallie-hell-is-in-hello-starcrash



NEW 9 EP & SILENT MOVIE SHOWS
9/Marco Brosolo will present his new EP "Volo Sbranato" in Italy on February 11, 2012. All texts are by Italian poet Federico Tavan. There will be also a radio presentation and live concert.
9 is also working on two songs which will be included on a vinyl release by Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Also, also, also... in February 9 will organise an event as part of the Berlinale. It's called "Moving Silence" which is a platform of contemporary silent movies with live music that Marco Brosolo founded two years ago.
Marzipan Marzipan, together with other musicians, will interpret some of the movies live with 9.
The project will then move on to Athens in March and return to Berlin for an event in April.
For more info check out his website http://www.9-9.it.



SISTER CHAIN & BROTHER JOHN BERLIN ALBUM RELEASE
On March 16th Sister Chain & Brother John are celebrating the release of "The Androgyne Show" on their hometurf in Berlin. This will happen at Kugelbahn in Wedding. Some surprises are sure to part of the show.
More info in our Live Calendar at http://www.sopa.dk/menu/live.htm


 
AK HANSN LIVE WEB FEATURE
In November AK Hansn premiered a lot of the new material from his coming album "Heroicus Interruptus" at HeadQuarters in Aarhus, Denmark. Once again Michael Ersted shot some great video. See that and some photos at http://www.sopa.dk/features/023.htm.


SOPA NIGHT # 8 BERLIN WEB FEATURE
We've collected some photos and some video from the 8th SOPA Night held in Berlin in December. Lots of interesting and fun collaborations that playful night at Antje Öklesund! Check it out here: http://www.sopa.dk/features/024.htm



NEW SOPA TRACKS AT SOUNDCLOUD
We've popped our head up - in the clouds. At this link you can listen to a few tracks - among them Sister Chain & Brother John's "One Two One Two" from the coming album. Yes, the only place to hear this one right now is right here: http://soundcloud.com/s-o-p-astonishment



NEW ITEMS IN THE SHOP
Two new vinyls in our shop!
First up is Per Hoier's brand-spankin' new 12-inch 'maxi-single': http://www.sopa.dk/releases/D026.htm . Do you remember his amazing song "The Tension Slip" on SOPA Curiosa? Well, then be sure to check out this one.
Aaaann we also have the latest 7-inch from Big Daddy Mugglestone And His Cheap Paper Toys. Old school folky stylings as only Big Daddy does it. :-) Read more here: http://www.sopa.dk/releases/D025.htm



FRIENDS HAVING FUN
Heidi Mortenson
has just released an exciting covers album project called... "Run For Covers". She's had a playful game going on with her musical friends on this one. Read more about it and listen to it here: http://www.nosnetrom.net/wRFC_eng.html . She is also releasing her "Mørk" EP soon. First song (in Danish) is online here: http://soundcloud.com/rump/heidi-mortenson-dele-af

We probably forgot to tell you, but better late than never. Jasmina Maschina released her new album "Alphabet Dream Noise" late last year. You can check out an album preview at Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/experimedia/jasmina-maschina-alphabet

SOPA-founder Lars Kjær Dideriksen (a.k.a. Capt. Daydream) has made a music documentary about Esther Maria & The Songhorse's recordings with producer Kramer in New York. This half-hour film called "First You Close Your Eyes" takes you into the creative process behind the coming album "The Abyss". The film will see the light of day some time in 2012. But for a sneak peak go to this website, where you will find both a trailer and a "music montage" from the film: http://www.larsdideriksen.com/firstyoucloseyoureyes .

Per Hoier is playing a show at Atlas in Aarhus, Denmark, on February 25th - supporting American band Future Islands.

Bleubird is touring like craaazy in Europe right now. Plenty of shows in Germany and also a bunch in France. And then also some in Switzerland and other places. See them all (a lot!) at http://www.bleubird.org .

The Hunters - Sister Chain & Brother John's country'n'western alter egos - are playing this weekend at the huge Country & Western events in Germany: Country Music Meeting and Country Music Messe - which are both happening on the same weekend 3-5th of February. Be ready to channel some Cash & Carter, Tim Hardin and Patsy Cline, folks!


That's all! ;-)

See you out there!
 
Capt. Daydream
 
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