Misty Coast - Misty Coast AC3014061
Hailing from the foggy Southwestern city of Bergen, Norway - where mountains and ocean collide - Misty Coast release their first full length So-Cal tinged, minimalist psych-pop offering into the ether.
Comprised of The Megaphonic Thrift members Linn Frøkedal & Richard Myklebust, the duo’s music exists in an ethereal and twinkling dream world, drifting in slow motion through an ethereal haze.
From the swirling, fuzzed-out sounds of ‘Funny World’, through upbeat and sunshine kissed ‘Leap Year’ to the distant and eerie ‘Heavy Head On A Body’ the album wraps the listener in a lush cloak, navigating a floating world of suspended melodies and lo-fi sensibilities. Using their minimalist approach to music, the duo bring a set of alien eyes to the world, inhabiting a place where the simple meets the bizarre, and the grim becomes the beautiful.
The album was crafted during a series of late night studio sessions where the pair drank a lot of red wine, listened to the rain outside and jammed on instruments they don’t normally play. “Richard put down some juicy bass lines, while Linn came up with some quirky guitar melodies. We had no snare, so we clapped it with our hands. These lo-fi recording sessions went on in our apartment in Bergen, where we recorded most of the stuff on really low volume to not bother our neighbors in the middle of the night.”
They brought these recordings to one of Bergens most talented young producers, Matias Tellez (Young Dreams), who worked his magic into the songs. Kim Åge Furuhaug (who also plays the drums on most of our live shows) spiced up some of the lazy 808 beats with real drums, and Mira Tiruchelvam (9 grader nord) played some lovely Tamil flute on two tracks. The fabulous Sir Dupermann mastered the album.
Sound tracking their day to day life in Bergen, Frøkedal explains “The lyrics often circle around the memories of all the strange places we’ve been and all the weird people we’ve met, and how it sometimes feels like everything around us is just a play - and how everybody (including ourselves) is faking it. We got inspired by the beautiful “The Truman Show”, our Turkish taxi driver, our short-term depressions, our funny and brave friends, our heroes and all the drunk, charming people hanging out in the bars we manage - and how they change their ways during the night, turning into tiny monsters.”
All copies ordered through the AC30 shop will ship a few days prior to the official release date of 22nd September 2017, and will get sent a link to digitally download the lossless files.
- FUNNY WORLD
- STRANGE GIRL
- TRASH TALK SMILE
- LEAP YEAR
- TAKE OFF MESS UP
- SLEEPY YOUTH
- IRON TREES
- HEAVY HEAD ON A BODY
700 copies on blue & black splatter in transparent blue 180g 12" vinyl, inside a full colour inner sleeve and a thick reverse board outer.