The Foreign Resort
Sonically expressive, dark and moody, catchy and up-beat are words to describe this Danish Nu Gaze/Noise-pop foursome.
Since 2006, hailing from Copenhagen, The Foreign Resort has intricately balanced an international sound with songs that instill contradictory feelings of melancholy and bliss. The band takes the audience on a journey through passages of textured layers with haunting and dreamy vocals, to echoes and pulsations of overdriven guitars, powerful drumming, driving bass, and intense thematic melodic lines. The end result is an aural rollercoaster of emotional intensity.
In November 2011, The Foreign Resort released their sophomore, self-titled E.P. in Europe on afmusic and in the US on Monolathe Recordings. From the moody and emotional “Heart Breaks Down” to the sonic assault in “Orange Glow” and the upbeat, fan- favorite “Take a Walk” - this E.P. clearly showcases their influences of growing up listening to the likes of Joy Division, The Cure, NIN, and My Bloody Valentine.
The group describes this E.P. as a large leap in growth as a band and in their sound. “All the touring in support of Offshore really brought us closer as a band. It created such a bond and shared energy that it drove us to push harder. We feel the E.P. really captures the direction we wanted to be musically and who we are and that is why we felt we had to call it, The Foreign Resort”, says front-man Mikkel Jakobsen.
On March 8, 2012 they will release Scattered & Buried - a collection of remixes by Sway and Novachild, re- makes of previously unreleased material,
as well as a couple new tracks.
Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in booking over 85 shows – with most of them in the US. This enabled them to develop a wider fan base, as well as becoming part of New York’s burgeoning noise pop scene – evident through rotation, interviews, and live performances at 87.7 WNYZ, 91.5 WNYE, and East Village Radio.
Other international bands have also welcomed them on their tours such as, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver. In December 2011, they were handpicked by The Raveonettes as supporting act on their tour of Denmark. Currently, the band is gearing up for a 15- show, bi-coastal tour of America in March 2012 – including an official showcase at SXSW.
While the guys are looking forward to their upcoming tour schedule, they are eager to get right back in the studio this summer.