Korallreven Premieres Meditative New Video for ‘Sa Sa Samoa’

Swedish duo Korallreven aka Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (of The Radio Dept) has premiered the new video for ‘Sa Sa Samoa’ with IFC. Directed by Filip Nilsson, the video rolls through imagery of serenece mountainscapes and dusty roads – a “quick peek of the world before we destroy it” according to Joons. Featuring Brooklyn-based vocal experimentalist Julianna Barwick and a children’s choir from the island of Samoa, ‘Sa Sa Samoa’ is the third single from the duo’s critically acclaimed debut album, An Album By Korallreven, available now on Acéphale.

Korallreven is preparing for its first US shows ever including dates with Young Magic, Lemonade, Giraffage and Finally Boys. The duo will also make select appearances at SXSW ’12. The forthcoming March tour dates follow Korallreven’s live debut in Europe this past December that featured an ethereal light display and a few sets with Air France. Several performances will include special guest appearances by Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes), who was featured on the duo’s single “As Young As Yesterday. The single went to #1 on the Hype Machine and was named one of Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Tracks.’

Earlier in the year, Korallreven’s first single “Honey Mine” also experienced a similar effect on the Hype Machine, deeming them “Most Blogged Artist.” They released An Album By Korallreven late last year, accompanied by a 12” of “As Young As Yesterday,” which included remixes by Panda Bear and Girl Unit.

Korallreven Live in Concert

3/4 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
3/5 – Washington DC – Black Cat*
3/6 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
3/7 – San Francisco, CA – Independent^#
3/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex^
3/14 – SXSW – Terrorbird/Forcefield
3/14 – SXSW – Virgin/C3 party
3/15 – SXSW – Windish Showcase
3/15 – SXSW – Yours Truly/GvB/Hype Machine
3/16 – SXSW – No Modest Bear/Cream Team/Hype Machine

*w/ Young Magic & Lemonade
# w/ Giraffage & Finally Boys
^Guest appearance by Victoria Bergsman

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